Tactility of Everyday Objects

Bonnie Zhou

The Tactility of Everyday Objects documented the surface textures of everyday objects through pencil rubbings and ink print. Objects included water bottles, hand sanitizer bottles, cutting knives, pens, toothbrushes, and so on. With the design of these textures, users/consumers can easily grasp tools and twist the bottle caps. Through this experiment, the tactile textures were translated into visual images. This experiment aims to raise the awareness that our brains often overlook the everyday tactile experiences with our hands.

Face Mask
Hair Spray Bottle
Hair Oil Bottle
Hair Comb
Hand Sanitizer Bottle
Hand Sanitizer Bottle
Hand Sanitizer Spray Pen
Voice Remedy Bottle
Eye Drop Bottle
Tooth Brush
Tooth Paste
Water Flosser
Water Flosser Button
Mouth Water Bottle Cap (Top)
Mouth Water Bottle Cap (Side)
Shoe Polish Can
Water Bottle
Juice Bottle
Milk Bottle
Laundry Detergent Bottle
Laundry Detergent Bottle
Laundry Sanitizer Bottle
Vitamin Powder Jar
Vitamins Bottle
Vitamins Bottle
Vitamins Bottle
Nutrient Supplement Bottle
Honey Bottle
Honey Bottle
Cooking Wine Bottle
Cooking Oil Bottle
Lemon Pepper Seasoning Bottle
Dish Soap Bottle
Craft Knife
Utility Knife
Ink Bottle
Acrylic Paint Bottle
Water Brush
Super Glue Tube
PVA Glue Bottle

Additional contributors: My friend Haowen Liu, thanks for his suggestions throughout the research process. Professor Todd Ayoung, thanks for his class teaching pencil rubbing techniques that inspired me to adopt this documentation method.