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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2020 ➔ Office Sense


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Stephanie Murphy (designer)
Harpreet Sareen (thesis advisor)
Loretta Wolozin (thesis advisor)


May 3 2020


People spend about a third of their lives at work. Too often employees have negative workplace experiences due to a lack of access to natural light and cramped spaces.  This thesis introduces Office Sense, an ambient video experience designed to decrease stress caused by a lack of access to natural environments.  Office Sense explores three senses: sight, sound, and smell by using projected videos, light coverings, nature sounds, and smells to transform offices and bring the natural world inside.  This thesis defines and explores “ambient visuals” a novel form of expression through videos that use  natural elements, moving textures, slow movement, and overlapping layers to provide a meditative and relaxing experience.  We hope to protect workers from negative office environments by creating a relaxing space to work.

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