Isolating parts of sensory-rich experiences.
Use this tool to help you isolate parts of sensory-rich experiences. These prompts will guide your focus to various qualities of experiences.
A person's determination to complete an activity.
What is your intent while having this experience? What are you focused on doing?
Doing a class project, taking it all in, losing myself in the moment, going through the motions.
The functions a person plays in different situations.
What role are you playing while having this experience?
Parent, student, caregiver, manager, teacher.
Physical sensations such as pain or coldness.
What physical sensations are you feeling?
Isolate your senses. Focus on each one. Seperate them from one another and respond to the following.
Sight. Describe visual stimuli in detail. Color, texture, complexity, light levels. See all the wavelengths.
Touch. Describe all the details of physical touch. Temperature, roughness, moisture levels. Let your skin tell you a story.
Smell. Describe the meaninings each smell brings. Sharp smells. Dull, dank, mildewy sensations. Isolate the parts of each smell.
Taste. Describe the micro-tastes on your palette. Every ingredient. Name each wave of flavor.
Sound. What sound textures are you hearing? Loudness and silence. Biting sounds. Ethereal tones.
Hot, frigid, sweaty, comfortable, leg pain, hiccups, tired.
A person's emotional state.
What emotions are you feeling from this experience and beyond it?
Worried about my job. Excited because the roller coaster is fun. Romantic in this special moment with my partner.
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References and sources that support the inclusion of this Aspects of Experiences for Design component.