High arousal augmentation


A glass bridge suspended in the mountains has had some of the ordinary glass flooring exchanged for clear panels that are pressure sensitive, so that when someone walks on them, they give off a cracking sound and look like they are cracking.

Design concept

Changing/enhancing an experience (drawing specifically on high initial emotional arousal, and on multimodal synergy).

Experiential qualities and related concepts

Affective, immersion, hybrid, organic, seductive.

Augmentation modality


Technical options


Prototyping techniques

Clear panels to walk on, where other clear panels including a cracked pattern can be manually slid in.


The glass-bottomed walkway in China that cracks under your feet (The Telegraph, 2017)
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