Senses and Cognition; Exhibition design by Studio Joseph; Photo: Matt Flynn ? Smithsonian Institution

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0800, Senses and Cognition

People use their senses to navigate places and understand products. Because sensory acuity diminishes with age, older people can especially benefit from sensory design. A colorful button, handle, or grab bar stands out from its surroundings. Smell can trigger memory and appetite.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.

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