Smell the Money − Scent Notification

Scent notification for received payment.

Tangible Notification

This project addressed the challenge to convert some interaction that is currently solely in the digital realm to something tangible.

It gives a nice tickling feeling to see an received payment notification in your email inbox. So what if instead of an email note there would be a smell notification?

“You wake up in the morning and feel it in the air – this day will be special! You go to work and your coworking space fills with a nice scent and excitement – somebody got a bonus and there will be a party in the evening?”


In team with: Mariin Petoffer, Timo Treit.


Arduino prototype, Emotion design, Interaction design, Tangible design, User research