30 Jun 2020
How will a no-touch world impact sensory experiences?

The easing of lockdown measures is leaving people in a bind. Though many remain wary of contracting COVID-19, there’s a common desire for physical interaction after months of social isolation. So, how can shops, restaurants, and leisure spaces create experiences that keep us safe and connected?

Lee Chambers is a psychologist, entrepreneur, and expert on wellbeing and human performance. He works with leaders and athletes, while his company advises a range of FTSE 100 companies on wellbeing strategy and bespoke training utilising performance psychology. Lee has been interviewed by Vogue, The Guardian, and Newsweek, and is regularly featured on broadcast and radio in the UK, delivering cutting-edge advice in a simple and accessible way. He also speaks on a range of topics, including health innovation and the future of wellbeing. He is the winner of the Service Entrepreneur of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and has been identified as a Top BAME Voice in Science.

Elysa Kahn is an entrepreneur and the founder of Squadded, a platform that lets users shop online with their friends.

Sarah Drumm is a freelance journalist covering small businesses, start-ups, and new consumer brands. She is a contributor to Canvas8 and published a report on the popularity of direct-to-consumer brand communities for Thingtesting.