Have a look at a few of our spaces in the photos above, and consider what makes yours”A Space for Being.”
Neuroaesthetics provides scientific backing to what designers have always known: layout matters. It is because of this instinct that our group of hardware designers assembled our Made by Google products utilizing colours, like textures that are specific, and the Not Pink hue alternative for Pixel 3 phones, like the cloth base on the Google Home Hub. We constantly strive to build products that fit seamlessly into your life, and cause you to feel”at ease”
Nowadays, we’re opening”A Space for Being,” our exhibition at the design conference Salone del Mobile Milano, which investigates this link and endeavors to produce the impact of design more visible.
These reactions are our bodies’ responses to our environment, whether it’s something we see, touch, odor, taste or listen. Designers consider these sensory inputs to evoke feelings. Neuroaesthetics, a field of research that explores the impact of experiences on human biology, offers insight into which inputs evoke responses that are specific. It is the reason your heartbeat may change your energy level may shift based on the colors around you and when you touch fabrics.
When guests see”A Space for Being,” we ask them to put on these specially-made bands that catch how they respond to each room. Before their data is deleted in the group, each user receives a customized printout describing the distance where they felt “at ease” Photo credit: Maremosso Studio.
“Transformative,” visitors’ final stop prior to receiving an customized readout of their expertise. Photo credit: Maremosso Studio.
The exhibit, constructed in conjunction with Muuto Design, Reddymade Architecture and the International Arts + Mind Lab is made up. But, there is more than meets the eye in the general layout experience.
Each room comes with a distinct look, sound, aroma and feel, complete with textures, colors and design elements. As attendees wander through the spaces, they’ll put on a specially-made wristband that measures responses such as movement, breathing rate, skin temperature, skin conductivity and heart activity. At the end, before each guest’s information is deleted, they will see a visual representation of their answer to each room and get a customized readout that indicates which distance made them feel “at ease”
An artistic representation of”An Area for Being,” Google’s 2019 Salone del Mobile Milano installation, which endeavors to explore neuroaesthetics and was developed in partnership with Mutto, Reddymade Architecture and the International Arts + Mind Lab at Johns Hopkins University. Visitors spend five minutes in each of the three rooms. Photo credit: Google Design Studio + Reddymade Architecture.
A Space for Being’s next area,”Vital.”