Daily Archives: November 11, 2011

Designing for all the key 5 senses…

We interact with the world around us through our 5 basic senses: Sight, Smell, Hearing, Touch and Taste. It seems strange therefore that when it comes to designing a space most people focus just on the visual elements of the design.


Fair enough, for the majority of people Sight is our most used sense. A room that doesn’t engage this through colour, shape and form will never work.


The Five Senses by Hans Makart (image from the Belvedere Museum)


But if that is the only sense that is stimulated then think of those extra dimensions we are losing out on. Continue reading