Dr. Egmond, R. van
René van Egmond is an Associate professor of Product Sound Design & Perception. He leads a small but dedicated group in the field of product sound design.
Rene has a background in musical acoustics, psychoacoustics, and music psychology. From 2000 onward he started setting up a research line to enhance our understanding in the experience of product sounds. He distinguishes two main topics: Interactive Audio Design and Embodied Audio Design. Interactive Audio Design deals with the premis that proper sound design only results if one understands the (bodily) interaction of a person with a product placed in a context. In embodied audio design, the sounds that are a consequence of the working mechanisms are improved by changing the embodiment of products. The experience of sound and trying to envision an experience leads, also for students, to a better understanding of the working mechanisms of a product.
René cooperates with companies like Philips, Toyota, P&G in research and educational products.
In addition, he is a double bass player and a singer.
PhD dissertation: Perceived similarity of transformed melodies
Radboud University Nijmegen
- 1999 - 2000
Partime (.2) lecturer, research methodology & techniques
- 1997 - 2000
Post-doc on a individual grant from the Dutch Science foundation (NWO)
- 1996 - 1997
The Ohio State University, USA
- 1992 - 1996
PhD student, Nijmegen Institute for Cognition & Information (now, FC Donders Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience)
Specialisation/Field of research
- Product Sound Design & Perception
- Interaction design
- Research methodologies for design
- Sonic branding
Lectures/Coaches students on
- Embodied audio design
- Interactive audio design
- Research methodology & statistics
- Academic writing