clayodor: Retrieving Scents through the Manipulation of Malleable Material

Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao, Ermal Dreshaj, Judith Amores, Sang-won Leigh, Xavier Benavides, Pattie Maes, Ken Perlin, Hiroshi Ishii


clayodor (\klei-o-dor\) is a clay-like malleable material that changes smell based on user manipulation of its shape. This work explores the tangibility of shape changing materials to capture smell, an ephemeral and intangible sensory input. We present the design of a proof-of-concept prototype, and discussions on the challenges of navigating smell though form.

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