Typically, visits to modern art galleries or museums are characterized as visual experiences supported by text-based information describing the works of art. Our goal was to investigate the potential of providing a fuller and richer experience while viewing visual art by appealing to the senses beyond sight. We designed SensArt, a multisensory experience whereby someone viewing a painting received a translation of the art through a headset with music and a belt programmed with vibration patterns and changes in temperature.

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Keywords Design, Haptic, Human-computer interaction, Multisensory, Museum studies, Music, Temperature, Vibration, Visual arts, Wearables
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1145/3132272.3132290
Conference 2017 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2017
Citation
Faustino, D.B. (Daniella Briotto), Gabriele, S. (Sandra), Ibrahim, R. (Rami), Theus, A.-L. (Anna-Lena), & Girouard, A. (2017). SensArt demo: A multisensory prototype for engaging with visual art. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2017 (pp. 462–465). doi:10.1145/3132272.3132290