Call for Abstracts : Designing with Smell, date limite 8 avril 2013
Victoria Henshaw organise cette manifestation et nous signale cet appel à communication.
Designing with Smell : challenges, techniques and perceptions. 8ème International Conference on design principes and practices, Vancouver, 16-18 January 2014
Website : http://designprinciplesandpractices.com/the-conference
The sense of smell has over many years been undervalued and frequently ignored by numerous key design disciplines; deemed of most relevance within the scientific realms of food and beverage development, with an artistic imaginary in the commercial perfume sector, and in relation to planting within landscape architecture. However, times are changing and with new knowledge emerging on how this illusive sense operates and increasingly sophisticated technologies and new techniques being developed, smell is being incorporated into design practices ranging from print to on-street advertising, fashion to jewellery design, experiential events to artistic installations, and in architectural and urban design.
This conference session at the Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices in Vancouver, Canada in January 2014 will bring together academics and practitioners from across a range of design disciplines and include presentations on some of the different ways in which smell is being considered and incorporated into design practice. This call invites abstracts for oral presentations of 15 minutes from academics and/or practitioners who are including smell in their work in some way, and will explore some of the challenges and opportunities faced in doing so. Presentations might highlight, for example, issues experienced in making the invisible visible within design and prototype development; sourcing appropriate materials and expertise; dealing with issues and perceptions of chemical sensitivity; wrestling with consumer fears of manipulation; and, evaluating and evidencing the impact of olfactory characteristics upon consumer and public perceptions of the product, service and/or environment being designed. Plus