A powerful reminder to anyone who thinks design is primarily a visual pursuit, The Senses accompanies a major exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum that explores how space, materials, sound, and light affect the mind and body. Learn how contemporary designers, including Petra Blaisse, Bruce Mau, Malin+Goetz and many others, engage sensory experience. Multisensory design can solve problems and enhance life for everyone, including those with sensory disabilities. Featuring thematic essays on topics ranging from design for the table to tactile graphics, tactile sound, and visualizing the senses, this book is a call to action for multisensory design practice.
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision is mandatory reading for students and professionals working in diverse fields, including products, interiors, graphics, interaction, sound, animation, and data visualization, or anyone seeking the widest possible understanding of design.
The book, designed by David Genco with Ellen Lupton, is edited by Lupton and curator Andrea Lipps. Includes essays by Lupton, Lipps, Christopher Brosius, Hansel Bauman, Karen Kraskow, Binglei Yan, and Simon Kinnear.
"By positioning the human condition at the centre of interpretational importance, The Senses: Design Beyond Vision negotiates how an individual's mind and body are affected by artistic elements. The impact of materials, sound, light and space are discussed within thematic essays which express how sensory media, as used by featured artist Petra Blaisse (b. 1955), facilitates creative accessibility." - Aesthetica (UK)
"The Senses: Design Beyond Vision, a new book from designers and curators Ellen Lupton and Andrea Lipps, is a compelling survey of the emerging field of sensory design. The book accompanies an interactive exhibit of the same name by the authors on display at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum through October 28..[The Senses] captures the poetics and science of sensory design and in doing so conveys some useful lessons for landscape architects."
- VegNews Magazine
"As we talk more about creating design that ignites the senses, this book served as an inspiration and reminder on how much more space we have to explore."
- Fast Company
"[The Senses] explores the way space, materials, sound, and light affect the mind and body. Meticulously designed in nineteen sections with a rich variety of examples from contemporary designers, the book is a combination of manifestos that propose concepts for enhancing societal life, particularly for those with sensory disabilities."
- Design Issues