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

Year: 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
Series: ICED
Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong S.A.R. (China)
Section: Resource Sensitive Design, Design Research Applications and Case Studies
Page(s): 061-070
ISBN: 978-1-904670-89-6
ISSN: 2220-4342


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.

Keywords: Creativity, Decision making, Design process, Mindfulness, Resource-sensitive design


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