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Throughout this study I will be using design briefs as clear backbones guides to show what sounds I should create. But what on earth is one anyway?

Lets spilt the words up then:
Design – the art or action of conceiving of and producing such a plan or drawing (Design, 2009)
Brief – instruct or inform (someone) thoroughly, esp. in preparation for a task (Brief, 2009)

So in the most basic sense a design brief is to inform someone about designing and producing a ___. The blank space could be filled up with words such as “architectural design of a building” or “custom built table”. The typical world of a sound designer is crafting sounds, so naturally for a sound design brief the space will be filled with “sound”. So a sound design brief is to inform someone about designing and producing a sound or a range of sounds. Easy.

Okay, so if the design brief is to show what sounds to create then how do I create one?
Here is mine that I have created to use as a design brief template. It’s simple, it’s expandable and it looks nice:

Feel free to use it to your hearts content, or if you know of a better way leave it in the comments section below.

Download Sound Design Brief Template
Brief (2009) Available at: http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Brief.aspx#2 (Accessed: 21 Oct 2012)
Design (2009) Available at: http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/design.aspx#3 (Accessed: 21 Oct 2012)

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