Research Institute of Electrical Communication Tohoku University


The Exploration of Touch, Taste, & Smell Experiences(Oct 27, 2015)



The Exploration of Touch, Taste, & Smell Experiences



Marianna Obrist Reader at University of Sussex, UK



Despite the fact that interactive technologies have permeated our environment (e.g., mobile, ubiquitous, social computing) and have become an essential part of our everyday life (e.g., work, leisure, education, health, etc.), the way we interact with them is still limited. Interactive systems stimulate dominantly our senses of vision and hearing, partly our sense of touch (e.g., vibration in mobile phones), while our senses of taste and smell are widely neglected and under-exploited in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research. In this talk, Marianna Obrist will talk about her research on multisensory experiences for interactive technologies, especially her investigation of the sense of touch, taste and smell experiences to inform the design of future interactive systems.


【Short Bio】

Marianna Obrist is a Reader in Interaction Design at the University of Sussex, UK. She is leading the Sussex Computer Human Interaction integrated in the Creative Technology research group established within the School of Engineering and Informatics. Prior to joining Sussex, she was a Marie Curie Fellow at Culture Lab at the School of Computing Science in Newcastle University and before she worked as an Assistant Professor for Human-Computer Interaction at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Salzburg, Austria. Her current research focuses on the system

Date :
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 14:00~15:00
Place :
RIEC Main building #M531, Tohoku University