Synesthetic Design


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Author Michael Haverkamp
Publisher Birkhäuser
Date 2018
Country United States
Dimensions 6.7 x 9.4 inches, 448 pages
Synesthetic design strives to develop products that systematically incorporate all five senses. In the future, the current wealth of medical technical insights in psychology, physiology, motor functions, and neurology and the development of innovative materials with astonishing new properties will open up almost unlimited opportunities for the designer’s creativity. In Synesthetic Design   Haverkamp brings together for the first time precisely those aspects of this fundamental knowledge that are specifically relevant for designers. The result is a book that offers designers of all schools a clear and well-organized practical handbook and a solid foundation for their own designs.

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"Michael Haverkamp looks at fundamental Gestalt principles of design and psychology, such as grouping, continuity, and figure/ground, from the perspective of all our senses—touch, sound, and smell as well as vision. Designer Andreas Hidber brings the book to life with his sensitive page layouts and infographics."
- Ellen Lupton, Senior Curator of Contemporary Design, Cooper Hewitt

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