Although humans have many senses—between 9 and 33, not just five—we design primarily for just one sense: vision. How does activating multiple senses create richer experiences? And how can designers use this to create more meaningful and memorable interactions? This talk explores a few frameworks that help us think beyond vision and nudges us to understand embodied cognition. We’ll explore a few frameworks and how you might incorporate whole body thinking in your next project.
About the speakers
Cassini Nazir is a designer of conversations, curriculum, and interfaces. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at UT Dallas where he teaches classes in interaction design. He is also Director of the ATEC Usability Lab, which fosters collaborative research with community partners and offers experiential learning to students. He was previously Director of Design and Research for the ArtSciLab, a transdisciplinary research lab helping the arts, science, and technology communities by pursuing initiatives of societal urgency and cultural timeliness. He holds bachelor’s degrees in English Literature and Economics as well as an MFA in Arts and Technology.