David Harrison Ferrell's orange brand with the logo resembling a scribble on the left.
Product Design, Experience Design, UX Research - 2020

Experimental designs are able to offer a great amount of insight that would be otherwise almost impossible to obtain with such precision. It may not always be a walk in the park to plan and execute, yet it proves to be satisfactory once completed, and specifically useful in the determination of the next design choices.

Credit also goes to: Carlos Maya Rodríguez and Shihao Wei.

A Multi-sensory Interactive System to enhance art’s emotional responses was developed in order to study the correlation between art, senses and emotions in the museum environment. In particular, the research intended to focus on whether it is possible for a multi-sensorial artifact to enhance the effects of modern art-related emotions.

Enhantion Drop tangible low-fidelity paper prototypes on light gray background.

This research stemmed from the idea that multi-sensory integration in the museum environment is an open field of investigation capable of providing ample margins of innovation. In today’s technological society, it is important to provide new ways to view modern artwork in a participated and engaging method in order to better comprehend art’s emotional value.

Enhantion system sketch on white background.Research subject testing working mid-fidelity prototype of Enhantion.Enhantion Drop tangible mid-fidelity prototype on light gray background.

Through the use of multi-sensory integration and affective haptics, Enhantion was designed. The artifact employs vibration motors, a potentiometer, an Intertial Measurement Unit (IMU), a Force Sensitive Resistor (FSR), a Teensy and a Raspberry Pi to let users paint their way through the discovery of modern artworks. For the full report and more information please contact me directly.