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MULTISENSORY DEVICES

Sparking curiosity through evocative encounters

Curiosity is a potent source of motivation and inspiration for many. These multisensory devices explore ways to appeal to our senses, creating evocative encounters to make our daily lives more engaging and colorful.

INFO

2018

Year

Independent Work

Type

Research,
Prototyping

Roles

SUMMARY

SYMBIOTIC DIALOGUES

between humans and technology

OBJECTIVE

Multimodal interactions describe interactions that make use of multiple senses at once. To investigate the roles different modalities play for our perception, I built a repertoire of tools that cater to our various sensory capabilities. On top of exploring senses individually, I was particularly interested in identifying cross-modal effects.

METHOD

To iterate and test different experiential prototypes, I utilized principles such as the thermoelectric effect, applied current research on particle jamming, and employed metamaterial structures and haptic devices.

I successfully created experiences of

  • Spatial and volumetric transformations
  • Temperature distribution and dissipation
  • Surface tension and stiffness
  • Temporal evolution of material properties

CONCLUSIONS

SENSORY IMMERSION

to promote curiosity, joy, and intrinsic motivation