Session 1.3.1: PLENARY: Ellen Lupton, Touchy Feely Manifesto: Design for the Senses

Track:
PLENARY: Ellen Lupton, Touchy Feely Manifesto: Design for the Senses
What:
Talk
When:
13:30, Thursday 6 May 2021 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Breaks:
Break   03:00 PM to 03:30 PM (30 minutes)
Where:
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Ellen Lupton, Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York


This crunchy, slurpy, brainy talk explores how designers can engage the human body. “Ocularcentrism” is the dominance of vision over all other senses in modern society. The empire of the eye excludes people who touch, hear, or smell but do not see. Inclusive design practices range from eyes-free interaction design and audio description to typographies and topographies of touch. Opening up to all our other senses not only includes more people but reveals new possibilities for visual design as well. Ellen Lupton co-curated “The Senses: Design Beyond Vision” at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in 2018.

Keynote speaker
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Moderator
concordia university
Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

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