(thesis advisor)Loretta Wolozin
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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