DesignPhiladelphia’s 9th Annual Festival, EXPERIENCEdesign! kicks off this year on the evening of October 9th with PopUp Place and festival events running from October 10 through 18. As a signature event of the Center for Architecture, DesignPhiladelphia showcases Philadelphia’s strong design and creative communities through more than 100 exhibitions, workshops, tours, lectures, open studios, and parties that celebrate design’s many dimensions, dynamics, and applications. This year's theme, EXPERIENCEdesign! promises to spark emotions and engage the senses with opportunities to see, touch, smell, hear, and even taste the design that surrounds us. As part of the 2013 Festival Event Guide, we asked five notable thinkers to consider how each of the five senses informs design.