Is the modification of soundscapes the most effective coping behaviour when attempting creative tasks in non-ideal environs?
This Thesis investigates personal private sound control via headsets (modified soundscape) to mitigate the perceived deficiencies of inadequate environs. This is achieved by exploring the benefit of using soundscape as a key element used by students in such learning environs. It examines the result of conducting a creative task while exposed to different sound conditions. These results were then assessed according to two aspects of assessments: Self-assessment (by participants) and independent judgments (Design Jury) and the results of those assessments were compared. The result of this research showed a significant difference between the self-assessment and the independent judgment in terms of the most effective sound condition which was associated with increased participants’ creativity.
Immam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
- School of Art and Design