The Multi-Sensory Design of a Synesthete's Everyday Experience
Madeline Murphy Spicer
Perception, which can be defined as becoming aware of occurrences in the world through the senses, is different for every person (Merriam-Webster). My thesis deals with perception in the form of a condition called synesthesia and the communication of this condition using graphic design. Synesthesia is a condition that involves the involuntary crossing of the senses, resulting in multi-sensory experiences every time a synesthete absorbs the world and visible language. Utilizing the field of graphic design, I created several projects to communicate my three goals of conducting research on synesthesia, sharing what I experience every day, and educating others about synesthesia. I used the inspiration of many important sources about synesthesia to create a graphic design-centered action plan that included: a book I created, entitled Storybook of Synesthetic Discovery; research posters; and a visual song that utilize my visual perception of the world as a synesthete.
Misty K. Thomas-Trout
Primary Advisor's Department
Art and Design
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
"The Multi-Sensory Design of a Synesthete's Everyday Experience" (2021). Stander Symposium Projects. 2088.