I want to explore the haptic sensations of humans. How can we use them and how can they be altered or manipulated.
In packaging and industrial design the surface and haptic sensation of an object is of high importance. Every object around you has a characteristic surface. My question is: How important is the “right” – meaning: the expected – haptic feedback and what happens if we alter or manipulate that surface?
I want to confuse or irritate people by exposing them to everyday objects which have their surface/weight/feedback/sound/movement etc. changed.
Receptors in the skin
The left sandpaper is smooth, the right has a very abrasive surface.
Touch with both hands the two different pieces of sandpaper above.
Then touch with both hands the piece below.
It will “feel” different on your fingers but it is the same abrasive surface. The sensors in your skin have adapted to a different sensory stimulus. The left hand is adapted to a smooth surface, the right hand to a rough surface.
You need: a “Hand”, two brushes and two persons.
You feel brush on your hand and not on the plastic hand.
I tried it without the plastic hand and with a mirror.
You feel the brush on the right hand and on the hand behind the mirror.
We associate colors with temperature.
Red is hot and blue is cold ? Is it?
If you touch something blue and hot you are confused in the first second. The same happens if you touch a red cold one.
You all know how heavy a toothbrush is and you know it before you brush your teeth.
Weight: 10 g
I added some weights.
If you put it up now, you would be confused.
I want some smooth turn into hard.
Turn a napkin into “stone” ;). Two tests with cotton and paper.
Change the sound of something you know. (I hope you know what I mean, the video its the best ^^)
An egg is an fixed object? What do you think if it vibrates?
Now I am on the point where I want to realize…
I don’t want to use everyday objects. I take now just some shapes like a ball or a ashlar so the abstraction is bigger.
Maybe all in white, because with each color we connect something!
First: the big one is lighter and the small heavier. This is what you don’t expect. And the big one is heavier and the small on lighter.
Second three balls in the same size but in white, grey and black! You think the black is the heaviest? All got the same weight! OR the white one is the heaviest and the black the lightest!
Now I got some problems with the realization of my projects. It was too much I wanted to do. So I had to break it down from 8 ideas into 4. This is realistic to implement.
The big one is I think 4kg.
4 materials which have a different sound ( partly minimal).
es härtet noch aus!
View from above
How the Process could be pictured:
My projet is very clear and without unnecessary things, so the process should hang about it so the focus is on the things ON the table.
to be or not to be (vorläufiger Titel)
I want to explore the haptic senses of humans. How can we use them and how can they be altered or manipulated. The eyes will not be able to see the difference between the objects so the people had to use their hands to feel it.
In packaging and industrial design the surface and haptic senses of an object is very important. Every object around us has a characteristic surface.
My question is: How important is the “right” – meaning: the expected – haptic feedback and what happens if we alter or manipulate that surface? So I want to confuse and irritate people by exposing them to objects which all look identical so you can’t see any difference between them, but you can feel it. The people have to touch and to interact with the objects to understand it.