Tableware as Sensorial Stimuli

Tableware as Sensorial Stimuli

Inspired by synaesthesia (a neurological condition whereby one cognitive pathway is linked to another, separate sensory or cognitive pathway and involuntarily changes an individual’s perception) this project attempts to discover, reinforce and map different types of non-genetic based acquired synaesthesia, a condition that many have and are not aware of. One of the design research processes is conducted via experience design research, whereby synaesthesia is ‘performed’, in order to be artificially experienced. As the performance / experience design process produces early results, a continuous experiment will be improvised to further the outcome of the investigation. Interesting design concepts from the early phases are explored further through co-creation,taste investigation and video physical tracing and analysis. Lastly, on the design stage, I propose to design for tools that stimulate our multisensory for enhanced dining experience.

Jin Hyun Jeon