Aaron Day is a musician, music producer, and auditory experience designer. Since 1998, his work has shaped the way millions of people around the world use, enjoy and understand technology products and services from such companies as Audi, Qoros, Telefònica, Vodafone, Sprint, Bosch, AT&T, Siemens, Wire and the Eden Foundation. Day also developed the premier UI sound strategy for Samsung’s mobile products and led sound design for the launch of Firefox Mobile OS.

From algorithmic interaction design to the sonification of electric and autonomous vehicles, Aaron Day works at the nexus of human mobility, the IoT and global digital transformation. As an author and speaker Day promotes his vision of harmonious technology experiences that are both vibrant and humane. A graduate of Reed College, Day began his working career as a bicycle mechanic and continues to focus his attention on the crucial touchpoints between people and the products that deepen their experiences and enrich their lives.

Aaron lives in Berlin, Germany.


Designing Products with Sound

Principles and Patterns for Mixed Environments

By Amber Case, Aaron Day

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

Final Release Date: September 2017 (est.)


Sound is one of the most commonly overlooked components in product design, even though it's often the first way people interact with many products. When designers don’t pay enough attention sound elements, customers are frequently left with annoying and interruptive results. This practical book covers several methods that product designers and managers can use to improve everyday interactions through an understanding and application of sound design.

  • Understand the place of sound in design, and how it can make a difference in your product
  • Learn key concepts in sound design, with patterns and principles you can use to improve user experience
  • Learn how to integrate sound design into a project
  • Use exercises to help evaluate sound design

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