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.