Affective Sensing: Vision Impairment and Implications for Spatial Enquiry
Lindquist, Marissa (2015) Affective Sensing: Vision Impairment and Implications for Spatial Enquiry. In The Deans Research Seminar Poster 2015, Creative Industries Faculty., 2015-2016, Queensland University of Technology, School of Design GP Campus. (Unpublished)
Recent interest in affect and the body have mobilised a contemporary review of aesthetics and phenomenology within architecture to unpack how environments affect spatial experience. Emerging spatial studies within the neurosciences, and their implications for architectural research as raised by architectural theorists has been well supported by a raft of scientists and institutions.
Although there has been some headway in spatial studies of the vision impaired (Cattaneo et al., 2011) to understand the role of their non-visual systems in assisting navigation and location, little is discussed in terms of their other abilities in sensing particular qualities of space which impinge upon emotion and wellbeing. This research explores, through published studies and constructed spatial interviews, the affective perception of the vision impaired and how further interplay between this research and the architectural field can contribute new knowledge regarding space and affect.
The research aims to provide background of current and potential cross disciplinary research and highlight the role wearable technologies can play in enhancing knowledge of affective spatial experience.
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