At all times, it’s necessary to consider that a person is inseparable of his environment and that his environment influences his behavior and his state of being. To design from a field perspective is to ask the question of the creation’s influence on the experience of the user. The designer is therefore responsible for the experience of those who interact with his work. He is responsible for the comfort and interpretation of use, the object’s reach derives from the work put into its design. Art / architecture / design, from a field perspective are united in the moment experienced by the user.
The field of an object is expressed when we feel touched
“Inanimate objects, do you have a soul?,” wondered Alphonse de Lamartine. When I speak of the object radiating in the field, I am not referring to a physical phenomenon coming from the object. I am referring to what passes on the observer, the body’s response or “feeling” to the field.
The question of an object’s impact in the field is similar to that of a work of art. Art works by radiating into the field. ” Something is happening “.
The field studied in neuroscience
A neuroscience study was conducted which helps to understand the nature of the field’s presence. In which, people were equipped with brain imaging helmets and were observed interacting with cut canvases, pieces of abstract art, by artist Lucio Fontana.
The brain imaging of the subjects showed activity in their “feelers,” identical to what the brain activity would show if the subjects had cut the canvas themselves in that moment. Through his creation, the artist has the ability to share an experience, the observer is able to relive a moment. Art can transmit a mental state to the observer.
Consciousness and unconsciousness of the field
Most of our perceptions remain unconscious. Whether we like it or not, whether we realize it or not, our behavior is constantly being influenced. The design of our environment is part of our experience and our life.