Sensorial influences on creativity

Sensorial influences on creativity

Everyday life is filled by sensory stimuli conveying any kind of information to our brains. Since the first days of our life, we learn to associate environmental stimuli to feelings, ideas, and actions. This research investigates how the constant connection between the outside world (i.e., sensorial events) can influence the expression of our “inner world” (i.e., creativity). This project aims at investigating how sensory stimulations such as smell, haptic feedback, acoustic feedbacks and visual feedbacks can influence the creativity of participants asked to create an abstract piece of art. This project takes inspiration from the idea of crossmodal correspondences, and will have a big impact on HCI and product design, also allowing us to better understand human creativity.




26 February 2016



About the SCHI Lab

The SCHI Lab research lies in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), an area in which research on multisensory experiences makes a difference on how we design and interact with technology in the future. The interdisciplinary team explores tactile, gustatory, and olfactory experiences as novel interaction modalities.


Sussex Computer Human Interaction Lab

Creative Technology Research Group

School of Engineering and Informatics

University of Sussex Chichester, 1

BN1 9QJ Brighton, UK

Phone: +44 (0)1273 877837

Mail: m.obrist [at]

University of Sussex


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