Project

InfoSmell: Smell Your Data

Much of information visualization is done, as the name would imply, visually. While research has looked into haptic feedback to help humans �feel� their way through information or interfaces, very little research has looked at the ways that smell can provide us with information or lead to user actions, outside of a replication of familiar smells. InfoSmell looks at how we can use our sense of smell to notify, indicate, or even persuade users, introducing a limited language of unique smells associated with specific information such as email, blogs, or news.

Much of information visualization is done, as the name would imply, visually. While research has looked into haptic feedback to help humans �feel� their way through information or interfaces, very little research has looked at the ways that smell can provide us with information or lead to user actions, outside of a replication of familiar smells. InfoSmell looks at how we can use our sense of smell to notify, indicate, or even persuade users, introducing a limited language of unique smells associated with specific information such as email, blogs, or news.