Designing for Embodied Experience

Our bodies are central to how we perceive and process the world around us, and as such, putting the body first in the design process is fundamental to creating a meaningful experience with a participant. This Science-Informed Session uncovers the importance of and the rising wave of designing for embodied experiences. This includes the role of technology and Human Computer Interfaces, VR, Multisensory learning and key biomarkers to build into experience design. Open to all UAL students and recent graduates.

Practical Learning Outcomes:

  • Personal experience of embodiment to understand the need for its role in modern technology
  • The role of the body in experience & how it communicates with the brain
  • Understand the role of context and setting in designing for environments
  • Learn about technology’s role in the senses:
  • Understand how interdisciplinary design works in the field
  • Tap into wider opportunities to integrate science into design
  • Stay at the forefront of the technology & wellbeing revolution


This session will be lead by Robyn Landau from Kinda Studios: 

Kinda Studios is an interdisciplinary studio translating neuroscience into creative experiences designed to enhance human connection to ourselves, each other and our environments. Specialising in neuroaesthetics, (the neuroscience of aesthetic experiences), they are revolutionising the way culture and technology are experienced by accelerating research out of the lab into creative outputs that work harder for people’s wellbeing. Their Science-Informed Design process embeds science into design thinking, processes and creative outputs, to both support creative intuition, and demonstrate the impact of these innovative concepts.

Website: www.kindastudios.com

Connect with Kinda Studios:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kinda.studios/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kinda_Studios

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kinda-studios/

Book your free ticket

Open to all UAL students and recent graduates (via ticket type general), this event will be live streamed via Zoom from TM Lighting Gallery where Made in Arts London's annual collection is on display. Zoom details will be emailed to all bookings before the event, please make sure you supply the correct email address to ensure you have access to this.

A limited number of 15 in-person tickets will also be availble to current UAL students and Made in Arts London artists on a first come first served basis.

Please be aware we will expect all participants to adhere to Arts Students' Unions 'House Rules'