Designing with Smell aims to inspire readers to actively consider smell in their work through the inclusion of case studies from around the world, highlighting the current use of smell in different cutting-edge design and artistic practices. This book provides practical guidance regarding different equipment, techniques, stages and challenges which might be encountered as part of this process.

Throughout the text there is an emphasis on spatial design in numerous forms and interpretations – in the street, the studio, the theatre or exhibition space, as well as the representation of spatial relationships with smell. Contributions, originate across different geographical areas, academic disciplines and professions. This is crucial reading for students, academics and practitioners working in olfactory design.

chapter 1|4 pages


ByKate McLean, Dominic Medway, Chris Perkins, Gary Warnaby

part I|4 pages

Olfactory Art

chapter 2|10 pages

Smell the City

A Participatory Art Installation
ByVictoria J. E. Jones

chapter 3|13 pages

On Olfactory Space

ByGwenn-Aël Lynn

chapter 4|6 pages

The Smell of Snow

Experiencing Wonderland through Multisensory Art
ByMelissa Westbrook

part II|3 pages

Representing Smell

chapter 5|14 pages

The Ghostfood Project

Enhancing Flavor through Personalized Smellscapes
ByMiriam Songster

chapter 6|10 pages

Smellscape Narratives

Designing Olfactory Spaces as Infrastructure for Embodied Storytelling
ByJulia Feuer-Cotter

chapter 7|11 pages

Communicating and Mediating Smellscapes

The Design and Exposition of Olfactory Mappings
ByKate McLean

part III|3 pages

Smellscape Design and Monitoring

chapter 8|13 pages

The Design of Urban Smellscapes with Fragrant Plants and Water Features

ByJieling Xiao, Malcolm Tait, Jian Kang

chapter 9|6 pages

Stop and Smell the Flowers

Plant Scent in a Healing Forest Garden for Patients with Stress-related Illness
ByVictoria L. Lygum

chapter 10|9 pages

The Creation of Seoul Scent

Invisible Beauty
ByEunSook Kwon

chapter 11|8 pages

Design with Smells

The Environmental Scientist’s Perspective
ByMichael Bull

part IV|3 pages

Retail, Scent and Service Design

chapter 12|9 pages

Designing Smell into the Consumer Experience

ByDominic Medway, Gary Warnaby

chapter 13|8 pages

The Use of Scent in out of Home (OOH) Advertising

ByPrask Sutton

chapter 14|8 pages

Scent and Brand Storytelling

ByClaire Sokell Thompson, Jo Barratt

chapter 15|8 pages

Olfactory Control, Aroma Power and Organizational Smellscapes

BySamantha Warren, Kathleen Riach

part V|3 pages

Smell Learning Environments

chapter 16|8 pages

Experiential Learning and Olfactory Architectures

Accommodating Smell in Teaching Practices in the Built Environment
ByVictoria Henshaw

chapter 17|9 pages

Culturalizing Scent

Current Steps towards Integrating the Sense of Smell in Art and Design Education
ByAshraf Osman, Claus Noppeney, Nada Endrissat

chapter 18|9 pages

Olfactory Education in Art and Design

ByJoanna Norman, Nicola Pozzani

chapter 19|9 pages

Situating Olfactory Literacies

An Intersensory Pedagogy by Design
ByMelanie McBride, Jason Nolan

part VI|3 pages

Historic and Theatrical Smellscapes

chapter 20|10 pages

Inhaling Futurism

On the Use of Olfaction in Futurism and Olfactory (Re)constructions
ByCaro Verbeek

chapter 21|8 pages

A Dead Man’s Nose

Using Smell to Explore the Battlefield of Waterloo
ByStuart Eve

chapter 22|8 pages

Olfactory Design Elements in Theater

The Practical Considerations
ByMichael McGinley, Charles McGinley

chapter 23|9 pages

The Nose Onstage

Olfactory Perceptions and Theatrical Dimension
ByAnna D’Errico

part VII|2 pages

Smell Capture, Distillation and Diffusion

chapter 24|9 pages

A Diy Guide for extracting Scent in your Kitchen

ByOlivia Alice Clemence

chapter 25|11 pages

Scenting the Antiseptic Institution

ByBrian Goeltzenleuchter

chapter 26|11 pages

Indeterminate Ecologies of Scent

ByDebra Riley Parr

chapter |6 pages


ByJim Drobnick