Temporal, Affective, and Embodied Characteristics of Taste Experiences: A Framework for Design

M. Obrist, R. Comber, S. Subramanian, B. Piqueras Fiszman, C. Velasco, C. Spence

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Abstract

We present rich descriptions of taste experience through an analysis of the diachronic and synchronic experiences of each of the five basic taste qualities: sweet, sour, salt, bitter, and umami. Our findings, based on a combination of user experience evaluation techniques highlight three main themes: temporality, affective reactions, and embodiment. We present the taste characteristics as a framework for design and discuss each taste in order to elucidate the design qualities of individual taste experiences. These findings add a semantic understanding of taste experiences, their temporality enhanced through descriptions of the affective reactions and embodiment that the five basic tastes elicit. These findings are discussed on the basis of established psychological and behavioral phenomena, highlighting the potential for taste-enhanced design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Pages2853-2862
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventCHI 2014 - the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Toronto, Canada -
Duration: 26 Apr 20141 May 2014

Conference

ConferenceCHI 2014 - the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Toronto, Canada
Period26/04/141/05/14

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