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Elias Elmquist

PhD student

PhD student in sonification

My research explores how sonification can be used together with visualization to perceptualize data and convey information. Sonification is the method of using sound to convey information, and can be used as a complement to visualization to convey additional information. Furthermore, it can also be used to support the visual perception and offer more ways of presenting the same data through another perceptual modality, which could make it easier to understand and appreciate the information.

The research is conducted in a user-centered manner by collaborating with visualization developers and domain experts through the design process of the sonification. The sonification is integrated with the environment where the visualization is displayed to create a realistic proof-of-concept of the design. The environment is also used as the evaluation platform for conducting evaluations with the users of the visualization to evaluate the contribution of the sonification in an ecologically valid manner.



Elias Elmquist, Alexander Bock, Jonas Lundberg, Anders Ynnerman, Niklas Rönnberg (2023) SonAir: the design of a sonification of radar data for air traffic control Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, Vol. 17, p. 137-149 Continue to DOI


Elias Elmquist, Kajetan Enge (2022) Towards the Combination of Visualization and Sonification for Cylindrical Displays AVI 2022 Workshop on Audio-Visual Analytics Continue to DOI


Elias Elmquist, Malin Ejdbo, Alexander Bock, Niklas Rönnberg (2021) OpenSpace Sonification: Complementing Visualization of the Solar System with Sound Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2021), p. 135-142 Continue to DOI