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Michael Haverkamp

Michael Haverkamp
Independent Author, Presenter, Coach & Consultant on Multisensory Design & Acoustics

PhD

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Introduction
I am consultant, lecturer and author on cross-sensory design and acoustics. At Ford Development Centre, Cologne, Germany, my main challenge was to developed methods for multi-sensory harmonization and product design. Specific projects are dealing with soundscapes, vehicle sound engineering, relations of body movement and sound, and musical acoustics. I am also applying multi-sensory principles to the arts and music. My activities include teaching assignments and lectures at various Universities.

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Publications (55)
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During the seventeenth and eighteenth century, the variability of timbre of music instruments in terms of a 'tone colour' was essential to enhance the emotional involvement of the audience, the naturalness of expression and the language-likeness of instrumental sounds. An expression of multi-sensory content by 'painting with music' was popular. Tim...
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This contribution exemplifies the tone-to-tone timbre variability of various designs of historical recorders (flutes). It becomes clear that this timbre variability is an individual characteristics of each instrumental design. It enhances expressivity, naturalness and language likeness of flute music. This is analysed by classification of spectral...
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The phenomenology of time perception is highly important for auditory perception and the assessment of the effects of sound. Pure psychic effects of sound need to refer to a definition of subjective exposure time and dose. Time variant sounds are sequentially perceived. However, the Gestalt that is configured during the process of perception includ...
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The increasing blurr between sound originators and persons concerned by sound immissions makes it more and more difficult to clearly address noise issues to one single side. Every human being acts as a sound source and also may be affected by noise. Furthermore, numerous people are restricted by noise reducing measures, e.g. musicians. This issue i...
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The paper introduces and discusses two methods for analysis and comparison of the "tone to tone" variability of flute timbre. This is applied to moderne flute tones as well as for Baroque recorder and transverse flute. (In German language)
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Welche Wirkungen hat die Musik Johann Sebastian Bachs im Interferenzfeld von Bild und Klang hervorgerufen? Wie haben sich innovative, kreative, phantasievolle, gelegentlich auch irritierende und verstörende klangfarbliche oder farbklangliche Neukompositionen von dem großen Kirchenmusiker inspirieren lassen? Die Beiträger*innen des Bandes befassen s...
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Light, color and movement exemplify the use of crossmodal elements within compositions of the Baroque era. Painting with music is a crucial aspect of musical expression. The benefit of multisensory references is herein analyzed with a view on the various perceptual strategies connecting the senses. Timbre variations from tone to tone of period musi...
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Recent advances in vehicle sound optimization and innovative powertrain concepts change the vehicle interior towards a notably quiet environment. In combination with autonomous driving, this enables enhanced comfort and extended usability. The vehicle interior thus provides the ambience of a living room, which features a variety of sounds. All audi...
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Paper addressing perception and imagination of time and implications for auditory perception. In German language. Der Beitrag verfolgt das Ziel einer ersten Annäherung an die Phänomenologie der Zeitwahrnehmung, soweit sie für die auditive Wahrnehmung bedeutsam erscheint. In diesem ersten Schritt ist die Entwicklung präziser Fragen zu leisten. Ei...
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Recent industrial design has to account for the notion that – beside technical functionality – the customer’s sensory experience plays a major role for the purchase decision, usage and acceptance of products. Design thus not only needs to take the various senses into consideration, but it also has to provide a base for the optimized alignment of se...
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The development of quantitative methods for description of auditory perception has extended the possibility of detailed analysis and optimization of sound properties. Psychoacoustic quantities help to assess audible features like loudness, roughness, sharpness, tonality and pitch. But why is it still not possible to precisely describe how an audito...
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Note: This is the German version - an English paper is also available: ..... How does what we hear sound? The qualia problem in acoustics ... Die Entwicklung quantitativer Verfahren zur Beschreibung der Schallwahrnehmung hat die Möglichkeiten deutlich erweitert, Geräuscheigenschaften zu bestimmen und zu optimieren. Psychoakustische Größen helfen...
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Der VDI-Bericht ist ausschließlich als PDF erschienen! / Sie möchten gerne mehr erfahren? Inhalt Plastic components: future requirements Zukünftige Anforderungen an Kunststoffbauteile Volvo Cars recycled plastics strategy – Kick-starting with a recycled-plastics demo car 1 S. Tostar, Volvo Car Group, Gothenburg, Sweden Sustainable materials for the...
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Der VDI-Bericht ist ausschließlich als PDF erschienen! / Sie möchten gerne mehr erfahren? Inhalt Plastic components: future requirements Zukünftige Anforderungen an Kunststoffbauteile Volvo Cars recycled plastics strategy – Kick-starting with a recycled-plastics demo car 1 S. Tostar, Volvo Car Group, Gothenburg, Sweden Sustainable materials for the...
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The artist and designer Hugo Meier-Thur (*1881) has published a graphic work inspired by the synesthetic perception of music and sounds. From 1910 until his violent death in 1943 he taught graphics and typography at Kunstgewerbeschule Hamburg (the Hansische Hochschule für Bildende Künste). In 1927, he displayed a variety of graphic works at the fir...
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In 1928, the French composer Maurice Ravel composed his most famous musical composition. Ravel's Boléro can induce many synaesthetic experiences: visual, kinesthetic, haptic and even taste or smell. A simple workshop facilitated by Ninghui XIONG supported by the Congress Committee, attendees of the VI International Congress Synaesthesia, Science an...
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Wie in allen Lebensbereichen so spielt auch in der Musik die Vielfalt der Sinne eine wesentliche Rolle. Dies erscheint zunächst abwegig, handelt es sich bei musikalischen Darbietungen doch primär um das Erzeugen hörbaren Schalls. Bei näherer Betrachtung werden Verbindungen zu anderen Sinnen deutlich: Der Notentext bietet eine visuelle Anleitung zur...
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The vehicle interior constitutes the multi-sensory environment of driver and passengers. Beside overall design and execution, materials and its surfaces are of specific interest to the customer. They are not only needed to fulfil technical functions, but are in direct focus of the customer’s perception. The perceived quality is based on all sensory...
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The configuration of products and living environments is a highly creative process within which perception plays a major role. Thus the question arises of how individual phenomena of perception can be included in concepts and processes of design. Individual types of synaesthesia cause unique phenomena. The designing of products, buildings and envir...
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After more than half a century, Alexander Truslit's magnum opus is ultimately made accessible to a broad public through the present book. Beside the complete original text and all the materials dedicated to the first edition, rare footage has been added: Truslit's educational film and a fragment which has recently been recovered. With his book on t...
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Materials for the vehicle interior are of specific interest to the customer. They are not only needed to fulfil technical functions, but are in direct focus of the customer's perception. The perceived quality is a function of all sensory data collected by the human perceptual system: Surfaces express design intent and craftsmanship by their visual...
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Reviews the book, Bewegungslinien Der Musik: Alexander Truslit Und Seine Lehre Der Körpermusikalität, Der Kinästhesie Der Musik by Hans Brandner (2012). The relation of music and body motion is a topic that has gained great popularity over many centuries. From a view of music practice, this is plausible owing to the fact that performance was always...
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Publisher’s description: Synesthetic design strives to develop products that systematically incorporate all five senses. In future, the current wealth of medical technical insights in psychology, physiology, motor functions, and neurology and the development of innovative materials with astonishing new properties will open up almost unlimited oppo...
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Music and sound support the narrative, dramatic and emotional contents of films. Already during the early days of cinema, alignment of images and sounds was aspired by means of synchrony of visual and auditory elements, e.g. according to Eisenstein's concept of vertical montage. Music and sound, however, do not only show references to visual percep...
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Im Rahmen der aktuellen Diskussion um die Gestaltung künstlicher Geräusche für Elektrofahrzeuge ist die Frage nach der auditiven Repräsentation von Bewegungsvorgängen von großer Bedeutung. Dieses Thema betrifft auch zahlreiche weitere Anwendungen funktionaler Geräusche. Die Beschreibung des wahrgenommenen Bewegungsgehaltes von Geräuschen ist anhand...
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Rust accumulated on disc rotor surfaces causes brake judder and excessive grind noise. This low frequency noise phenomenon is audible especially at low vehicle speed without masking from other noise sources like wind and road noise or power train sound. This often leads to customer complaints resulting in significant warranty costs. Alternative dri...
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A brief description of works related to the congresses of Farbe-Ton-Forschung in Hamburg 1927-1936 - a series of important events focused on synesthesia and the arts. (In German)
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Bei der Wahrnehmung und Beurteilung eines Automobils sind unzählige Merkmale und Eigenschaften von Bedeutung. Dabei können Merkmale objektiv-technisch beschrieben werden, wie Angaben zur Motorisierung, Höchstgeschwindigkeit, Drehmoment, zulässige Zuladung, Verbrauch usw. Daneben sind weitere Eigenschaften von Bedeutung, die sich einer einfachen obj...
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Auditory perception refers to cross-sensory attributes. Thus, multi-sensory arrangements for art events as well as for product design must be based on qualitative references between the senses. Conscious concepts have often been used to provide a basis for visualizations of music. The results, however, need to be verified with respect to features w...
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Preliminary works indicate that a comprehensive assessment of soundscapes requires integration of cross-sensory data into the evaluation process. From those first assumptions, however, it remains questionable how this information can be represented and used for an overall estimation of the perceptual impact of soundscapes on an individual. Environm...
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The perceived quality of multimedia applications is determined by the grade of cross-sensory alignment of transferred information. Assessment of the overall quality of multimodal transmission, however, exceeds the field of psycho-physics. Multimodal integration exists as a cumulation of various coupling strategies of the perceptual system. The vari...
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Predominant brake noise evaluation and rating was developed many years ago and no longer fulfills the need of modern development work. An extended description of a noisy brake event (European expert group guideline EKB 3006) and a standardized test data exchange format, allowing the comparison of different source test results (EKB 3008) are present...
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While it usually seems to be self-evident that perception of sound is a simple process, carried out within one sensory space, the existence of color hearing points at the fact that hearing includes visual aspects. In fact, not only during individual synesthetic processes, but even under common perceptual conditions sound refers to multi- sensory at...
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Im modernen Industriedesign kommt der genauen Anpassung des Produkts an Kundenwünsche entscheidende Bedeutung zu. Dazu ist es wichtig, alle vom Kunden wahrnehmbaren Attribute des Produkts möglichst genau auf dessen Erwartungen abzustimmen. Die Optimierung der optischen und akustischen Produkterscheinung erfolgt jedoch meist separat. Das Buch bietet...
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It has been shown before that an assessment of sound-scapes requires integration of cross-sensory data into an evaluation process. From those first assumptions, however, it remains questionable how this information can be represented and included into an overall proce-dure to estimate the perceptual impact on an individual. Environments for living...
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Das Bremsenknarzen ist ein häufiges, tieffrequentes Fahrzeuggeräusch. Es wird beim Anfahren von Automatik-Fahrzeugen durch das langsame Lösen der Betriebsbremse unter Beteiligung der Fahrwerkskomponenten hervorgerufen. Untersuchungen an Scheibenbremsen von Pkw erklären die Entstehung des Bremsenknarzens und ermöglichen die Beurteilung von Abhilfema...
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Creep groan is a frequently occurring low-frequency vehicle noise. It arises when vehicles with automatic transmissions start off and the service brake is slowly released; suspension components contribute to its genesis. Studies of disc brakes of cars explain how creep groan originates and permit the assessment of corrective measures. This article...
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An early paper on the relevance of multi-sensory perception for sound perception and design - in German language. It first establishes the destinction of the various principle strategies of the perceptual system to connect the various senses. Later on, this topic is explicated with much more detail and numerous examples in the book "Synesthetic des...
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The reduction of noise radiation of vehicle body components is one of the main tasks of acoustics engineering work for vehicle design. Different measures can be applied in order to improve noise reduction of structure borne sound driven by powertrain, road and wind excitation. One of the main applications of energy measurements is the analysis of v...
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Transmission of vibrational road input of the tyre-rim system is increased in a narrow frequency band around 230 Hz. This effect causes increased transfer of energy into chassis components and body, where it can be radiated as air-borne sound, leading to road noise annoyance due to a pure tone that is then clearly audible inside the passengers comp...
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The effects of vertical (z-axis) whole-body shock-type vibration on the ability for fine manual control were examined. The amplitudes and frequency of the shocks was varied, but a constant frequency-weighted acceleration of 1.25 m/s2 r.m.s. was maintained. The examination of the shock's effects was carried out using an experimental system that simu...
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The question as to whether shock-type whole-body vibration causes increasingly acute strain was investigated. Random vibrations were superimposed with shocks differing in amplitude and in number per unit of time in a systematic manner. The weighted root mean square (rms) acceleration was kept constant in all over the varied experiments. A total of...
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During the last years the overall sound level inside of modern vehicles continuously de- scended. In consequence an increasing variety of low level noises is not masked any longer. A specific noise, however, can lead to annoyance of the driver, even if its level is low. Thus customers frequently claim about sound quality problems. While the custome...
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Sumario: Des sujets ont été exposés à des vibrations verticales simulées d'engins de terrassement. On faisait varier systématiquement la valeur maximale des transitoires et leur nombre par unité des temps, tout en maintenant constante la valeur efficace de l'accélération ponderée en fréquence. Les diverses expériences réalisées visaient à étudier l...

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Research work on the effect of shock-type whole-body vibration (as induced by construction vehicles) on the human body and on the ability of performing control tasks.