APPENDIX D - QUESTIONNAIRES AND INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
Questionnaire for Sonic Mind Maps
1) How would you describe the “sound” of
2) Could you think of specific locations that seem to
possess a particular sound or ambience?
3) What do you like about the soundscape of Commercial
Drive? What do you dislike? Why’s that?
4) Any particular sound memories of the neighbourhood? Any
sound or location that may have a particular signification
5) Describe your map. What are the main points of
interests? Main sound sources? Sounds that have been
6) For how long have you been living / working on or around
Sex: M F
Age Group: 19-24 25-35 36-45 46-55 56-65 65+
Phono-Reputational Inquiries Questions
a) Can you think of spaces located in the Commercial Drive
neighbourhood that possess particular sound qualities
(positive or negative)? These can be squares, parks,
streets or alleys, cafes… (Use a map to locate the
b) What do you think characterises these spaces? Are there
any particular ambiences or sounds? Can you describe the
sounds one may encounter in these locations?
2) Discussion of the soundmarks and other representative
a) Are there sounds that you think are
“representative” of this neighbourhood?
b) What are the first sounds that come in mind when you
think about the Drive? (again, situate them and describe
c) What would be the sonic signature of Commercial Drive?
3) Discussion of criteria of sonic comfort and sonic
a) Based on your personal or professional interests, what
would be the criteria that would define situations of
b) Are some of these features found on the Drive?
4) Discussion of eventual themes found through the earlier
analysis of sonic mind maps. These maps can also be used in
the focus group to produce reactions or comments.
Reactivated Listening Questions
a) Description of the sequence:
i) What do you hear?
ii) Describe the sounds and ambiences heard on the
iii) Can you guess where this sequence was recorded? When?
iv) Can you describe what happens in the sequence
(activities heard, movements, discussions, etc.)?
i) What does this sequence reminds you?
ii) Any memories triggered by the sequence? Have you ever
experienced a similar listening situation (discuss the
differences between the recording and the actual
i) What do you like or dislike about this sequence?
d) Interpretation (meta-language)
i) Would you qualify this sequence as being representative
of a comfortable space (acoustically)?
ii) Can you think of any criteria that would be necessary
for a location to be acoustically pleasing?
2) Once the playback of all sequences is over, a final
classification is made by the participant:
a) Classifying sequences by order of preference;
b) Choosing the sequences that are the most representative
(of Commercial Drive) (one or two sequences);
c) Selecting the most important criteria of acoustic
quality (in relation with the sequences heard and the