Kristina Wiegand

August / August - 2020

Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim

Bachelor of Arts


Odoro is a design fiction for a scent printer that uses ambient odors to create atmospheres for concentration purposes In 2050, new ways of working and diverse lifestyles will mean that spaces to enhance concentration will need to be rethought. By connecting the olfactory sense with the limbic system inside the brain, scents are directly associated with emotions, which is why they can influence our behavior. To do this, Odoro scans ambient odors and releases them into the air of the workplace to create a personalized atmosphere. There are eight capsules inside the scent printer, filled with molecules, belonging to the eight scent classes. With its analogy to a color printer it allows scents to be mixed. Three options on the scent scanner allow us to choose between loading, picking up scent and releasing scent. Printing moods through odors add an invisible, emotional dimension to the idea of material printing processes.