A workshop proposal on the visualization of sound concepts

Bulduk B.

World Conference on Design, Arts and Education (DAE), Antalya, Turkey, 1 - 04 May 2012, vol.51, pp.130-134 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 51
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.08.131
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.130-134
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The term of concept which can be defined as the projection/abstract design of one idea, event, emotion or object formed in the human mind, is a name given to a general classification for grouping the abstract-sounding words that we often encounter with or hear in our daily lives. Concept is directly related to the individual's ability of perception and responding to an influence. In the scope of this study, we can see the subject of the imagination/visualization/illustration of the concepts considering the perception and imagination of children and also it is examined if the illustrations in the children's books or the visual materials that are used in children's education are overlapping with the imagination of the children. Sounds as the complementary formations of the nature can be defined as a messenger when appropriate and also as the waves that are triggering the feelings when needed. It is planned to organize a workshop with students consisting of different age groups in order to explain the differences in the perception among people. In the beginning of the workshop some concepts that define the sounds are determined (wind, noise, horn, warning, ringing, music, and yelling, speaking, siren). These concepts of sounds are selected from the sounds that are often heard in the everyday life. It is planned to visualize these defined concepts as sound cards and illustrate each sound separately. The aim of this study is to reveal that the defined sound concepts are perceived differently from each child. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Ayse Cakir Ilhan