A design-relevant mindfulness device

Rojasotero, Fernando, English, Stuart, Young, Robert and Spencer, Nick (2017) A design-relevant mindfulness device. In: EAD12 2017 | Design for Next, 12-14 April 2017, Rome, Italy.

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Abstract

This paper delineates the design of a study that aims to describe the development and measure the effects of a design-relevant mindfulness device. The relational nature of design and particularly multidisciplinary collaboration, implies that designers would benefit from the development of interpersonal skills. Science suggests that one of the many benefits of mindfulness is improved interpersonal skills which could reasonably lead to enhanced cooperation disposition. The mindfulness device becomes relevant to design through a process of intra-personal attuning that focuses attention on embedded values which impact awareness. The study aims to determine whether engagement with the device has significant effects on, and noteworthy correlations between aspects of mindfulness and of cooperation. Moreover, the study will generate reflective output that is expected to map designers’ conscious and subconscious values. Thus, the device would be imbued with research support to promote opportunities for the evolution of academic design experiences based on mindfulness, which can foster distinct skills in designers. This paper also explores how developing this skill may transform a designer’s relationship with tacit knowledge arising in intuitive design moments.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mindfulness, Design Skills, Design Learning
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Northumbria Design
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Depositing User: Fernando Rojasotero
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 08:48
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 17:46
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/30288

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