2020 Fall Studio Project | Industrial Design
Making Online Learning or Work from Home more Pleasant and Productive–
Engaging All Senses
The physical aspects of a space not only prompt how we move but also create a mood, or energy, that is perceived by our brains—both consciously and unconsciously. One way to do that is by designing spaces to activate the five basic senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste.
As individuals, we intake information through our senses, creating awareness (perception). Then, we process that information into our understanding (cognition), which in turn shapes our reality. We spend our early years trying to “make sense” of the world—seeing, touching, smelling, tasting and listening to what’s around us. The multi-sensory connections that form in our brain allow us to create meaning and memory.(Why Sensory Design? (2018))
e.g. the comfort of a textile