This research aims to enable and encourage public participation in order to shed light on the perception of the sound you encounter in your daily life. The characteristics found in sound can easily be measured but it is the subjective experiences that we are aiming to quantify and places this experimental method at the discretion of you, the participant.
The proliferation of mobile devices in recent years had led to an increase in the extent of research being carried out often exploiting the various sensors on the device. Some smart phones for example can contain sensors for audio capture, temperature measurement, heart-rate monitoring etc. and it is the availability and ease of use of these mobile phones which will be used here.
If you would like to contribute to the online map, please download the accompanying app where you will be able to record and submit responses pertaining to the soundscapes found around you as you go about your daily routine.
Instructions on how to submit your soundscape and responses are contained within the application but should you have any questions or problems, please contact us using the form found within the application.
The online map can be found at www.thinkaboutsound.co.uk.
Some overall improvements to the interface and the ability to view a reduced version of the online map from within the application.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.