Sniff before you act: exploration of scent-feature associations for designing future interactions

Brianza, Giada, Cornelio, Patricia, Maggioni, Emanuela and Obrist, Marianna (2021) Sniff before you act: exploration of scent-feature associations for designing future interactions. IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2021, Bari, Italy, August 30 - September 03, 2021. Published in: Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2021. 12933 281-301. Springer, Cham ISBN 9783030856151

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Abstract

It has long been known that our sense of smell is a powerful one that affects emotions and behaviors. Recently, interest in the sense of smell has been growing exponentially in HCI. However, the potential of smell to inspire design is still underexplored. In this paper, we first investigated crossmodal correspondences between scents and selected features relevant for design (clustered in sensory, bodily, and qualitative features). Then, we created a set of cards (EssCards) to visually summarize the key findings to inspire designers. We carried out two preliminary design exploration sessions using the EssCards. Based on our findings, we discuss how to inspire and challenge design opportunities around the sense of smell and reflect upon applications for smell as inspirational material for designing future interactions and experiences.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
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Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2021 15:02
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2021 15:02
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/101743

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