Department: Social Design

Tableware as Sensorial Stimuli

Inspired by synaesthesia (a neurological
condition whereby one cognitive pathway
is linked to another, separate sensory
or cognitive pathway and involuntarily
changes an individual’s perception) this
project attempts to discover, reinforce and
map different types of non-genetic based
acquired synaesthesia, a condition that
many have and are not aware of.

One of the design research processes is
conducted via experience design research,
whereby synaesthesia is “performed”,
in order to be artificially experienced.
As the performance / experience design
process produces early results, a
continuous experiment will be improvised
to further the outcome of the investigation.

Interesting design concepts from the
early phases are explored further through
co-creation,taste investigation and video
physical tracing and analysis. Lastly, on
the design stage, I propose to design for
tools that stimulate our multi-sensory for
enhanced dining experience.

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Photographs: Femke Rijerman