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The Role of Sounds in UX



UX Planet — Medium | Icons8 Hello! I am Roman Zimarev; a sound designer and a musician. I develop sounds for movies, cartoons, advertisement materials, and software. Within one of the last projects — together with the Icons8 team — we produced a UI sounds library that was used in IKEA’s advertising campaign. Oftentimes, I hear people say that sounds in non-game apps are rude and annoying. There is a rationale behind such an opinion due to the many examples of failures. However, a sound can significantly improve the users’ experience and be useful