Touch, taste, & smell user interfaces: The future of multisensory HCI

Together with some colleagues, we recently got our workshop entitled “Touch, taste, & smell user interfaces: The future of multisensory HCI“, accepted for CHI2016. The workshop will be held next May in San Jose, CA, USA.


This workshop will draw together an international and interdisciplinary group of researchers, designers, and developers from academia and industry to collaborate and explore the opportunities around multisensory design, and the user experiences surrounding this design in human computer interaction. We will challenge current interaction paradigms, mainly based on audio-visual and increasingly tactile user interfaces, and explore meaningful design spaces and map future trajectories for touch, taste, and smell for interactive systems.

We’re inviting position papers that focus on gran challenges on the topic:

  • Understanding what tactile, gustatory, and olfactory experiences we can design for in HCI.
  • Exploring different ways of how to design and stimulate multisensory experiences for both touch and the chemical senses (taste and smell).
  • Capturing meaningful application contexts and interaction scenarios for multisensory stimulation.

It’s going to be fun! If you want to read more about the program click here.