Design and sensorial form



When designers talk about formgiving, they usually refer to the visual aspects of the products and systems they design. This emphasizes the importance of what we see when we interact with the world around us, but the picture is incomplete. Other complementary sensory modalities, like the tactile and auditory modalities, however, also play an important role in the interaction of people with products and systems. The aim of this elective is to understand the building blocks of Sensorial Forms and how their subtleties impact the expressive qualities of designs that may be audible, tactile or visual, or a combination of two or more. Understanding the basics of different aspects of Sensorial Forms, such as abstraction, integration, analysis, perception, familiarity, materialization, proportions and dimensions, and many more. Acquiring basic skills in sensorial formgiving, mediated through making and visualization, auralization and tactilization.
Course period1/09/20 → …
Course levelDeepening
Course formatCourse