Finding an optimal place to study on a college campus can be difficult – common spaces are littered with loud and distracting people, while libraries are so deafeningly silent, you can’t help but fall asleep. Sound Space was made in response to this crisis. It is a chrome extension designed to give students an optimal study space no matter their surroundings. It utilizes a background white noise to drown out the distractions of an existing environment, and provides fun and intriguing sounds such as whooshes, thuds, bell rings, and piano notes as one interacts with the web browser to keep them surprised and focused. (All chosen sounds were picked based on research regarding the optimal noises for attentiveness and studying).
The video below showcases the sound experience of Sound Space as it moves through a selection of actions available in the chrome extension.