Being able to describe certain material qualities is a crucial skill of designers. In the project Senseware Burg students collected large amounts of organic and non-organic materials and objects which they then categorized and decribed as accurately as possible. 
They made out six Categories: Shape, Consistency, Texture, Density / Volume / Weight, Temperature, Extras / References

By matching one card from some or all categories it’s possible to describe the qualities of an object pretty accurately. 
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