Designing Balance Between the Senses –
How does inner multisensorial perception influence form?
Some people perceive the world with mingled senses – music is perceived as color and foods smell like a shapes. In Synesthesia, the perception of objects, colors, sounds and graphics, often, do not correspond. Is this interaction of the senses relevant for the perception of visual shapes?
Here, several synesthetes volunteered their perception of “frying”. Inspiring stories, associations, and feelings become the start for designing a series of customized pans. Their features are alienating and surreal. Common characteristics are morphed but the product’s use is not lost.
1. Read the meat – a storytelling pan
2. Biting smell – a sharp edged pan
3. Closer touch – a huge pan to feel safe
4. Tickling ear – gloves with a tactile inside