Within this seminar we focused on and then researched into the idea of perceptual organisation and then how this applies to design . Perceptual organization as a term is a difficult thing to define and therefore when looking at research can become complicated to understand and interpret in design, and then your own design work. In its simplest form perceptual organization is a psychological topic which is the ability to take in visual, auditory and sensory information and use that information effectively to accomplish a task. It is a term commonly used for people who are suffering from certain psychological issues, whether it is that they excel in this ability or struggle with it, for example it is a discussed topic that those who are autistic to have superior performance in perceptual organization from their heightened ability to process information.
When looking at this in terms of design and in terms of our project in general it is how we take into account the sense that we are evoking from this product how that the audience will then mentally process it. In the reference of it towards my own work I am using the idea of perceptual organization within the processing program itself as well as the sense of the physical human audience in how the auditory senses within the space to receive information and for it to produce a visual outcome. In terms of the audience itself it is through a visual element that I want the audience to process a changing in the atmosphere and therefore a change in their reaction to this. For example if the space is excitable and busy the use of the calming outcome, which the audience will visually take in. Therefore each member of the audience will process this and potentially change their actions to match the new change of outcome in creating an overall calming atmosphere, technically subconsciously manipulating those in the space through the uses of perceptual organization