Design Beyond Vision
Monica Coghlan, Studio Joseph, Architect and lead designer for several Cooper Hewitt exhibitions
Andrea Lipps, Associate Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
“Senses: Design Beyond Vision”, an SEGD 2020 Merit Award winner, invited visitors of all abilities to actively engage in the exhibition in ways surpassing conventional “universal design” considerations. In collaboration with 65 contemporary designers, the design objective was to find innovative, artistic and technologically advanced ideas to create an environment and experience that welcomed visitors to encounter design through all of their senses. The exhibition featured direct sensory moments and displayed practical, inventive and exploratory objects to touch, hear, see and smell through several interactive installations.
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