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And thoses who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
- Friederich Nietsche (1885)

The notion of perceptual crossing indicates the experience of interplay between perceptive activities of multiple beings (train anecdote). Charles Lenay explained the importance of perceptual crossing in the encounter of the other’s perceptual intentionality, in the mutual attraction of perceptual activities (“they come to start a sort of a dance together”), leading to the constitution of a shared world of emotions. Creating such a connection between beings is often experienced, and it is (and it has been for a long time) a quest in design to build such connection between a being (or user) and an artefact: how to design for perceptual crossing?

Projects & Publications

Sensual Dynamics
Sensual Dynamics

The primacy of perception towards interaction is the main focus of this workshop, proposing an approach to effectively taking it into consideration in the design process.

Lecture | 03 September 2013
Perceptive Qualities in System of Interactive Products
Perceptive Qualities in System of Interactive Products

On May 3rd 2013, Eva Deckers has received a Ph.D. degree CUM LAUDE on the topic of Perceptive Qualities in System of Interactive Products.

Project | 23 May 2013
Designing for Perceptual Crossing: designing and comparing three behaviors

Deckers, E.J.L., Wensveen, S., Lévy, P., & Ahn, R. (2013). Designing for Perceptual Crossing: designing and comparing three behaviors. the Proceedings of SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI'13 (pp 1901–1910). Paris, France: ACM. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2470654.2466251

Conference | 13 February 2013
Designing for perceptual crossing: applying and evaluating design notions

Deckers, E.J.L., Lévy, P., Wensveen, S., Ahn, R., & Overbeeke, K. (2012). Designing for perceptual crossing: applying and evaluating design notions. International Journal of Design. 6(3), 41–55

Journal | 10 September 2012
Light in Transition
Light in Transition

Intelligent products and systems are omnipresent, weave into our everyday life, and consequently have the power to transform our society. Adoption of these systems in our environments invites for exploring further how we interact with our environment.
by Nadine Amersvoort

Student project | 03 September 2012
Luma
Luma

This research project focuses on how to design for perceptive activity in artifacts in order for crossing in perception of expressivity between person and artifact to happen.
by Koen Beljaars

Student project | 03 September 2012