DataWagashi: Multisensory Data Physicalization through Wagashi
June 9, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Come explore the future of accessible data experience through multisensory data physicalization!
Data visualization is a powerful tool for making sense of complex information, but it often relies solely on our visual sense to communicate insights. In this event, multidisciplinary designers Tiange Wang and I-Yang Huang share a different approach to creating and sharing data stories by incorporating additional sensory elements like taste, smell, texture and physical interaction into the mix.
Wagashi are traditional Japanese confections deeply rooted in the idea of capturing the transience of seasons and reflecting the beauty of nature. Considered a microcosm of time and space, it is a perfect medium to embody the otherwise intangible information about different aspects of the world. By embracing a sensory upgrade from data visualization to data physicalization, DataWagashi turns data into an experience that is sharable among people and accessible to those with different sensory capabilities.
In this event, we will dive into DataWagashi’s process of concepting, data-analyzing, designing and prototyping sets of wagashi that physicalize various datasets, speak with designers from IDEO about the future of accessible data experience, and engage in a hands-on design workshop where you can start to sketch out and produce your own set of DataWagashi recipes from customized data to make and share.
Come to hear the talk, enjoy the conversations, and push the boundary of communicating data stories.