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Student Showcase Archive

Marie Tricaud

MA work

MA work

  • Touché is a composition tool that adds a tactile dimension to the music

    Touché is a composition tool that adds a tactile dimension to the music, 2017

  • Touché's composition interface

    Touché's composition interface

  • Touché's tactile pads

    Touché's tactile pads

  • Mapping Touché on the body

    Mapping Touché on the body


If your eyes can enjoy a visual show while your ears appreciate live music, how would your skin react to a tactile composition? Touché brings to life a unique experience, expanding the music to your skin through the interpretation of a haptic performer.

Touché is not about translating audio frequencies into physical vibrations - it offers a creative tool for performers and listeners to artistically explore this long neglected sense - touch.

A family of pads can be mapped in any combination, creating a network of pulsating on your body. The performer will compose, alongside the musician and the visual artist, to create an immersive synaesthetic concert, sending vibration loops and temperature melodies down your spine.



  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2017

  • Working at the intersection of Design and Engineering to question status quo and innovate by making, Marie is interested in using technology to empower people with new tools, both to explore the world they live in and make it a better place. Her latest project is around augmenting the musical experience through a tactile performance played on the skin.
  • Degrees

  • MEng, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, 2015
  • Experience

  • Design researcher, Saint Gobain Recherche, Paris, 2016; Innovation project manager / UX designer, Groupe SEB, Dijon, 2015; Concept designer, Spark!, Paris & London, 2014