Sensing History

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

Daniel Harley

Melanie McBride

Ali Mazalek