Why you like it a littlerough like things a little rough around the edges Updated 3rd February Tactile design: Why we like things a little rough around the edges. This article was originally published by The Spacesa digital publication exploring litt,erough ways to live and work.
Evidence of the importance of tactile stimulation is hardly in short supply. As long ago aspsychologist Harry Harlow demonstrated that infant monkeys chose artificial mother surrogates covered in cloth over those with milk.
A later study showed that holding something warm makes people more likely to perceive others as friendly, trusting and generous. And the University of Miami's School of Medicine concluded that premature babies make faster recoveries if, instead of being left in incubators, they are touched and moved regularly. you like it a littlerough
View that evidence in conjunction with our modern screen-based lives -- the average person now looks at their phone more than times a day -- and it comes as no surprise that we are yearning to touch. This desire is being met by the spaces in which we live, work and play. In the words you like it a littlerough blind architect Chris Downey: Similarly, the World Interior of the Year was the lobby and bar of Australia's Hotel Hotel where w than 5, irregular wood offcuts fixed to the walls and ceiling create an immersive sensory experience.
Courtesy The Spaces. The same can be seen even youu more modest interiors, which increasingly feature tactile finishes such as orientated strand board OSB or origami wallpaper like Tracey Tubb's. You like it a littlerough and accessories beg to be touched, like Sebastian Cox's Underwood Collection of furniture, complete with bark-covered tree branch legs, and Nicola Tassie's Faceted Collection of stone jugs and mugs.
Perhaps the appeal is the same as unprocessed food -- it's considered better for us. Read more at The Spaces.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved.