Over time humans evolved and perfected their communication tools. The world today is more connected than ever, and we are able to reach people all over the world using handheld technology such as smartphones, computers, and tablets. Society is living in a digital era and many negative side effects are being identified. The excess of digital immersion can lead to physical harm, such as neck injuries caused by poor postural habits, as well as psychological and social consequences.

Inspired by the historical evolution of communication and concerned about the impacts in social behaviors, this thesis proposes a new language of communication using sensorial interactions. The research focuses in analyzing social behaviors of the Information Age and the positive impact that sensorial interactions could have on the user's well-being. As results of this research this thesis proposes a Sensorial Communication Device that promotes an engaging communication experience.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Interpersonal communication--Data processing; Senses and sensation--Data processing; Tactile sensors--Design

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Industrial Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CIAS)


Stan Rickel

Advisor/Committee Member

Alex Lobos

Advisor/Committee Member

Josh Owen


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at BF637.C45 P46 2016


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