Seeing with Hands, Touching with Eyes. Providing new experiences with integration of Visual and Tactile Perception
A designer has the capability to teach people new ways. In practical studies of the thesis, one of the approaches was the ways in which both senses can work together to provide new experiences for the participant. It also analyses manners in which designers might create new awareness and understanding of tactility through their work. It aims to open the field of visual communication by teaching and educating people not only though our vision but also through tactile perception.
The theoretical approach introduced several directions important for the practical work experimentation. First, the embodiment theory was introduced. It explains how our body reacts to objects. Following it, the notions of the conscious and unconscious parts of our perceptions were explained. Through everything what was learned in the theory, the research and practical work was developed in several parts: Sentence, Size, Background and Experience.