Fostering Well-Being

Margarita Kuzina – TU/e
Coach: Miguel Bruns

Mouthfeel

How can we support full sensory experiences for all?

Dysphagia patients are people who have difficulty swallowing and may have to live on limited or liquid diets, losing the pleasure of experiencing different food textures. With a 3D food printer, this project created a textured snack that dissolves into a liquid in the mouth. By focusing a high-tech design intervention on improving the small, human pleasure of ‘mouth feel,’ this installation puts forward a bold reframing of sensibilities for health and ability-centric designs. The 3D printing food investigation in Mouthfeel takes place as part of a larger study on production methods for shape and texture changing foods.