Body Perception Importance for Wellbeing Design

DS 74: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education (E&PDE12) Design Education for Future Wellbeing, Antwerp, Belguim, 06-07.9.2012

Year: 2012
Editor: Lyndon Buck, Geert Frateur, William Ion, Chris McMahon, Chris Baelus, Guido De Grande, Stijn Verwulgen
Author: Thomsen, Bente Dahl
Series: E&PDE
Institution: Aalborg University, Denmark
Section: Wellbeing
Page(s): 549-554
ISBN: 978-1-904670-36-0


Training of the bodily receptivity and the sensibility is more or less absent from the universities’ design education, this is a problem in wellbeing design which is based on the fact that all human senses are stimulated in a positive or varied manner. The communication of the body’s recognition can be supported by using the triangular method, which makes use of the nonverbal language of drawings. The study reveals that design education can learn from the experiences of Billedskolen of restoring body perception and developing the generation of terms that make possible transformation of nonverbal language to verbal language.

Keywords: Body perception, wellness, nonverbal language, generation of concept, triangular method


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