from left to right: dawn goldworm, marije vogelzang, carter cleveland, marcelo coelho, tuur van balen, and jamie zigelbaum
image © designboom
BE OPEN is a creative think tank whose initiatives strive to promote the work and ideas of global creative minds particularly in the areas of arts, business, design, education and media. their 2012 / 2013 program is running under the core theme of ‘design of the five senses’ and at design miami/ 2012, they hosted a forum which presented five speakers practicing within diverse fields of design from product, to utilizing food, scent, biochemistry and haptic technology, developing sensorial experiences which are heightened beyond the ones we experience on a daily basis.
The BE OPEN forum explores human perception and how to design for it.
BE OPEN partners with Design Miami/ to launch the BE OPEN Forum, a portal to the future of design practice.
Each of the Forum participants practices outside the boundaries of traditional product design, utilizing food, scent, biochemistry and haptic technology to make research accessible to the global community and imagine the possibilities of design through sensory exploration.