A Design Model Roadmap for a Multisensory Experience
Editor: Ekströmer, Philip; Schütte, Simon and Ölvander, Johan
Author: Godoy Cortés, Ligia Pamela; Quadros de França, Izaias; Lins Gonçalves, Romulo; Pereira, Luciana
Institution: Federal University of ABC
Designers have traditionally had two main foci: enhancing aesthetics, which is designing products pleasurable to the senses, and the functionality of products. A good design achieves several objectives: attracts consumers, communicates, and adds value to the product in terms of quality of usage experiences associated with it. The designers’ ideal is to generate more positive psychological and behavioral responses regarding their creations. However, many of the design processes are visually oriented. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to provide a tool to integrate different sensory modalities during the design process. To achieve this, it is necessary to understand the way in which visually impaired perceive the environment and translate the inputs that they could provide during the design process, called Multisensory Design Model Roadmap.