Inspired by autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) media, the goal of this research is to construct a sonic toolkit for the recording and collection of sounds to support new and unconventional perceptions of one's environment. The project consists of a series of investigations around what it would look like to translate ASMR into the design of interactive products. 

Unstable Design Lab  Unstable Design Lab Website



  • Josephine Klefeker, Libi Striegl, and Laura Devendorf. 2020. What HCI Can Learn from ASMR: Becoming Enchanted with the Mundane. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–12. DOI:, Hawaii (virtual)–April 25-30, 2020).
  • Josephine Klefeker and Laura Devendorf. 2019. Envisioning Reflective and Relaxing Design with ASMR. In Companion Publication of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019 Companion (DIS '19 Companion). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 225-229. DOI: Diego, CA, USA — June 23 - 28, 2019).