Special session 4:

Multisensory digital experiences

Research in eXtended Reality (XR) has mainly focused on the visual sense where virtual graphic objects augment the real world. But augmentation might apply to all other human senses. Recent research simulates the sense of touch and the sense of smell that are included into XR environments leading to more complex and richer experiences and increasing the sense of reality and immersiveness. Research topics to address include technology, modeling and design methodologies, testing methods and use cases to demonstrate the potentials and challenges.

Organized by:

Monica Bordegoni

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Monica Bordegoni is professor at the School of Design of Politecnico di Milano where she teaches courses on Virtual and Physical Prototyping. Her research topics include product design methods, virtual and physical prototyping, extended reality technologies, user experience, multisensory interaction.


contact: monica.bordegoni@polimi.it

Marina Carulli

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Marina Carulli is assistant professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano.

Her research topics include product design methods, Virtual Prototyping techniques for product design and for cultural purposes, olfactory technologies, Multisensory User Experience.


contact: marina.carulli@polimi.it