Happy Little Tingles: Exploring ASMR
Sunday, March 13
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Bob Ross. Crinkle. Click. Tap. Shhh. Brushing. Snip.
What ties these random words together? All are common triggers for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR). ASMR is a perceptual experience described as a relaxing, tingling sensation in response to particular visual and/or auditory stimuli. Made popular through YouTube videos dedicated to this sensation, some question ASMR’s existence. Others argue there is a spectrum of how people experience and feel ASMR.
Uncover the mysteries of ASMR as we explore its origins, investigate & recreate the tingles by conducting a quick & dirty qualitative study, discuss implications, & propose how to leverage this delightful sensation.
Participants should bring the following: Streaming device able to access wifi to watch & listen to videos (mobile, tablet, laptop), headphones.
By trade Darshana is a UX Researcher, and by training she is a Cognitive Psychologist. It all started when she was a child; she was captivated by human behavior, cognition, and science. Her fascina...Show the rest
By trade Darshana is a UX Researcher, and by training she is a Cognitive Psychologist. It all started when she was a child; she was captivated by human behavior, cognition, and science. Her fascination continued throughout her academic years where she pursued degrees in behavioral neuroscience and cognitive science. While studying children with autism playing videogames, she was introduced to the concept of human computer interactions. She wondered why and how these individuals interacted with technology. This curiosity lingered the rest of her academic training, inspiring her to marry her interests in human behavior and digital interactions. As a UX professional, Darshana incorporates her psychology background by diving deeper into the understanding of user motivations, preferences, and behaviors.
When not observing and analyzing human behaviors and interactions, Darshana enjoys partaking in Taco Tuesday, drinking root beer, salsa dancing, and trying to play the violin.Hide the rest
As a child, Tom was constantly taking various items from around the house and pulling them apart to investigate how they worked. Always eager to learn, he approaches each project with that same sen...Show the rest
As a child, Tom was constantly taking various items from around the house and pulling them apart to investigate how they worked. Always eager to learn, he approaches each project with that same sense of curiosity. Tom brings with him more than a decade of experience designing educational technology and enterprise software.
Ask him what he's working on in his spare time and it's likely you'll get several answers. With an ever-widening interest in all things related to art, music, and design, Tom fills his nights and weekends with personal creative endeavors of all kinds. In addition to self-publishing and exhibiting at the San Diego Comic Convention, he has done design and illustration for a range of clients including PGA professionals and signed recording artists.Hide the rest