Multi Sensory Design & Climate Change
Climate change is an issue being voiced by people throughout the world. Cites deal with these environmental challenges in their own way due to their economic circumstance.
Through these concerns, this installation gives a multi-sensory insight into how climate change is affecting the most developed, developing and undeveloped cities of the world through a set of interactive boxes.
Crazy Eights Design Sprint
Research + Inspiration
Multi-sensory design through poetry.
I used the poem A Country in Spring by Ken Lin and "Beside the brook, the lush grass thickens."
How to combine multi-sensory design and climate change within the use of a single box.
Sight – the size of boxes – depending on the size of the population
Sound – volume – a ‘ping’, pitch change
Smell – intensity
Touch – weight – depending on the amount of CO2
Tokyo, Japan (developed)
Delhi, India (developing)
Ethiopia, Africa (undeveloped)
London, United Kingdom (developed + current location)
Prototyping - sizes and possible design
Touch - each box is made out of acrylic and represents the population of each city.
Weight - inside the box has clay to provide a scaled-down weight of CO2.
Smell - relates to energy consumption. There will be different intensities of the coffee.
Sound - The pitch relates to the rise of sea levels. This has been made through code and an MP3 trigger. When the box is lifted, a sound is played. Conductive paint is placed under each box as well as a layer of foil and connected with a wire.
Alongside the cubes, it was necessary to provide an infographic to inform the users about the data used. I experimented with different layouts. I kept the layout black and white to match the design of the cubes.
I created four separate infographics to give the user an in-depth explanation of the boxes.
Exhibited and filmed at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London Degree Show.