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Tiange Wang

Multisensory Data Experience through Wagashi:

Designer Talk and Workshop

At The Paseo at BOS21 (Amazon),

111 Harbor Way, Boston MA 02210

APRIL 29 1:00pm - 2:30PM



Come explore the future of tangible data experience through multisensory data physicalization!


Data visualization is a powerful tool for making sense of complex information, but it often relies solely on the visual to communicate insights. In this event, multidisciplinary designer Tiange Wang shares her experimental approach of creating and sharing data stories through additional sensory elements like taste, smell, texture and physical interaction.


Wagashi are traditional Japanese confections deeply rooted in the idea of capturing the transience of seasons and reflecting the beauty of nature. Considered a microcosm of time and space, it is a perfect medium to embody the otherwise intangible information about the world. By embracing a sensory upgrade from data visualization to data physicalization, Data Wagashi turns data into an experience that is sharable among people and accessible to those with different sensory capabilities.


In this event, we will dive into Tiange’s process of concepting, designing and prototyping wagashi sets that physicalize emotions, climate and fragrance data, and engage in a hands-on design workshop that helps you sketch out your own data wagashi set to make and share.


Come to hear the talk, enjoy the conversations, taste the sweets and push the boundary of communicating data stories.

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