Visualising Knowledge 2019

Rupesh Vyas (Designer), Minna Ainoa (Producer), Moona Tikka (Other), Sofia Schleutker (Other), Saara Majanne (Other), Utkarsh Raut (Other), Ada Peiretti (Other), Ilkka Malin (Other), Helmi Dominquez Vanha-aho (Other), Stephan Garneau (Other)

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formDesignArt in non-art workpeer-review


    We rely on our senses to evaluate the kaleidoscopic theatre of phenomena around us. Essential to the understanding of our environment is a translation of the external world to our internal experience, performed in concert by our senses. These senses extend beyond only visual perception—we shape textures with our skin, encounter memories with our nose, and appraise music with our ears.

    Today, we extend these senses through a myriad of machines and sensors, which simultaneously collect and contribute to the surplus of data that comprises our world. Much of this information remains under-utilized or in its raw form. Only when guided by a certain inquiry can we establish understanding and return patterns in familiar forms.

    Further still, one of the most important considerations in information design is the user experience. Which senses are, or could be, involved? How do our senses influence the information itself? Meaningful design should resonate in the senses as much as any other experience.

    The subject of this year’s conference is the human senses and their role in information design. Topics under consideration include current and future methods in the use of sensory data, data collection and representation, media considerations, and production techniques.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherAalto University
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    MoE publication typeF3 Artistic part of a non-artistic publication
    EventVisualizing Knowledge Conference - Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
    Duration: 10 May 201910 May 2019


    • Information Design

    Field of art

    • Design


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