Sensory and Interactive Museums

Previous Project

We present tangible and embodied interactions that aim to enhance an artifact's presentation in museum spaces. Our prototypes are centered on 16th century prayer-nuts, with sensory interactions inspired by the history and original use of the artifact. With 3D-printed tangible objects similar in size to the original prayer-nuts, we create an interactive experience that is embodied, visual, aural, tactile, and olfactory.

Related Papers

2016-Grasping Cultural Context through Multisensory Interactions

2016-Sensing context: Reflexive design principles for intersensory museum interactions

2016-Sensing History: Contextualizing Artifacts with Sensory Interactions and Narrative Design

2016-Beyond Vaporware: Considerations for Meaningful Design with Smell

Start Date

Jan. 1, 2015

Finish Date

Jan. 1, 2016


Jamie Kwan

Jean Ho Chu

PhD Students

Daniel Harley

Postdoctoral Researchers

Melanie McBride


Ali Mazalek