Smell the Money − Notification

Scent notification for received payment.

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