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Calling for HAPTIC DESIGNS that connect us to the world around us through our sense of touch.
HAPTIC DESIGN Award calls for touch-based designs of works or projects. Haptic refers to our sense of touch, which is one of our five senses, and these designs focus on tactile designs that allow us to connect with the world around us with our whole body through touch
Now that the Internet has become a fixture in our everyday lives and we are living in the post-internet age when the divide between the net and real life is becoming increasingly blurred, there is a greater need to include a sense of physicality such as demonstrating reality and aliveness in our expression. If we can refer to designing sensory information for a specific purpose as design, then we can design even the act of touching.
We’re super excited to see the submissions for HAPTIC DESIGNS, which emerge from the blur between the physical and digital.
What is HAPTIC DESIGN?
Our sense of touch lets us perceive, with our bodies, where we end and the world around us begins.
Through physical contact with our skin, we can feel the texture of objects around us. At the same time, this touch conveys a realness: the realness of the other entity; the realness of ourselves. Touch is also strongly connected to our emotions, the empathy we feel for that outside entity, and it can help to deepen those feelings.
HAPTIC DESIGN is design that consciously utilizes three characteristic elements of our sense of touch: not only texture and the transfer of information, but the relationships formed between people and the world around them through their bodies.
If you have a work related to Haptic, you can apply for the HAPTIC DESIGN Award at the same time as you normally apply for YouFab2017. Click the special prize checkpox in the YouFab2017 entry form.
Please read the application guidelines on the YouFab website before applying. Entry is from YouFab Global Creative Awards. Please check “Participation in Special Awards” when applying.
What you need to apply
1) Photo of the work 2) Movie introduction video URL (within 5 minutes) * Optional 3) Description of the entry
* Applications have been closed.
Benefits for applicants
The award-winning works and excellent works will be introduced on the HAPTIC DESIGN PROJECT website (http://hapticdesign.org/), and there is a possibility of consulting about the work at DESIGN PROJECT-related events. In addition, there is a possibility that HAPTIC DESIGN PROJECT may consult with a company on a joint development project planned to be implemented.
* Information on applicants of the HAPTIC DESIGN Award will be presented to the HAPTIC DESIGN PROJECT and will be used only for the purposes described above.
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