Media Technology MSc

MSc Thesis


Pleasure Reading with Soundscapes in a Sound Rich Environment


Joey van der Bie




An important aspect of pleasure reading is the reading experience. To reach an optimal reading experience the reader needs to be able to block stimulation of the environment. This ability to block needs to be more developed when environment noise is high and is not always present among readers. We looked into a way to contribute to the reader his blocking ability using soundscapes. The soundscapes were custom made for the settings of a paper book.

Full Reference

Joey van der Bie, "Pleasure Reading with Soundscapes in a Sound Rich Environment", Master's Thesis for the Media Technology programme, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 2011