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Study: Can You Smell Shapes?

The study is part of the Crossmodal Interactive Tools for Inclusive Learning project, an EPSRC-funded project in which we aim to design and research technologies that are inclusive of both sighted and visually impaired children in the context of mainstream education.

In this particular study, the shape of smells study, we are investigating how young people (10-17yrs) tend to associate certains scents with certain shapes, with the aim of informing the design of novel scent displays that could enhance educational technologies, e.g. to go beyond using text, graphics, speech and Braille to engage children with mixed visual abilities in learning activities. Continue reading