Marketing sonic thinking with creative visualization: getting decision-makers to listen


Sound artists and musicians understand sound’s impact on health and well-being; their knowledge can make a difference in the planning and construction of healthy cities. As immersive sound experience designers at Charles Morrow Productions LLC, the authors have created numerous installations for health and well-being throughout the world. In our professional experience, however, communicating our knowledge about the importance of sound to visually-oriented professionals who design and manage urban spaces can be a challenge. In this article, we outline our learnings in order to develop principles for visualizing sonic environments that can help decision-makers to listen to and with us. We speculate that such visualizations may aid other sound artists and designers to generate interest for sound among diverse stakeholders.

Cities & Health