When guests visit”A Space for Being,” we ask them to put on those specially-made bands that catch how they respond to each room. Before their data is deleted from the group, each user receives a customized printout describing the distance where they felt most”at ease.” Photo credit: Maremosso Studio.
These responses are our bodies’ responses to our environment, whether it smell, touch, taste or hear. Designers consider these inputs to evoke certain feelings in people. Neuroaesthetics, a scientific field of research that explores the impact of aesthetic experiences on biology, offers insight into which inputs evoke responses. It is why your heart rate could change when you touch certain fabrics and your energy level may change based on the colors around you.
The display, constructed with Muuto Design, Reddymade Architecture and the International Arts + Mind Lab at John Hopkins University, is made up. But, there is more than meets the eye in the overall design experience.
“Transformative,” visitors’ final stop prior to receiving a customized readout of their expertise.