PRCN 4/5 is a thesis about perception that tries to analyze the relation between psychology and design. The focus is on the users and on how they approach to objects.Talking about perception, means also talking about our senses because through them we get into contact with objects.
'Taste' has been ignored because it belongs to another field of design:"food design", and the other 4 senses were examined. In particular, the gestures linked to sight, touch, smell and hear. The point of the research, was to design a shape able to get people to make a specific gesture linked to each sense.
The research on the project started by examining some of the already existing sense-connected objects like headphones, binoculars, buttons and flowers in order to suggest the connections between the objects and each sense. Once decided the iconic objects, the shapes were designed and a specific color was associated to each of them. The primary CMYK colors and black were considered the most appropriate, due to their hight contrast. In order to provide the objects a more friendly touch, colored neoprene was used as main material.