D. Rigas, D. Memery, and K.
Information systems, user interfaces,
audio, multimedia, design, e-mail.
The paper describes two experiments in which various
types of auditory stimuli were investigated. The
experimental platform for this empirical investigation was
a multimedia e-mail tool. The tool offered two audio
visual browsing techniques in addition to a set of typical
functions usually found in e-mail tools. The auditory
aspect of the two audio-visual browsing techniques was
investigated in two experiments. Results indicated that
information relating to e-mail data can be successfully
communicated using various combinations of auditory
stimuli. The research enabled the refinement of existing
guidelines for the design and development of new
guidelines for designing auditory stimuli as part of an
interactive or multimedia information system.