Mindfulness and resource-sensitive design: A literature overview and an agenda for research
DS 87-1 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 1: Resource Sensitive Design, Design Research Applications and Case Studies, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017
Editor: Anja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos
Author: Chan, Wing Mui Helen; de Bont, Cees
Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong S.A.R. (China)
Section: Resource Sensitive Design, Design Research Applications and Case Studies
Mindfulness has aroused great interests in the past few decades and researches on mindfulness conducted have suggested that it is related to increase in awareness, creativity, quality decision-making, and sustainable behaviour in addition to many other benefits associated with it. As design is largely about decision-making and creativity and resource-sensitive design is related sustainability, there seems to be some correlation between mindfulness and resource-sensitive design. This paper presents a theoretical study on how mindfulness can be instrumental in resource-sensitive design and provides a research agenda on this topic.