DS 93: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2018), Dyson School of Engineering, Imperial College, London. 6th - 7th September 2018

Year: 2018
Editor: Erik Bohemia, Ahmed Kovacevic, Lyndon Buck, Peter Childs, Stephen Green, Ashley Hall, Aran Dasan
Author: Bosse, Michaelle; Woelfel, Christian; Krzywinski, Jens
Series: E&PDE
Institution: Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Section: Design and Engineering Education Practices
Page(s): 20-25
ISBN: 978-1-912254-02-6


This paper aims to present teaching strategies applied to the Mindful Design approach in the TU Dresden industrial design curriculum. The main focus of this study is the implementation of Mindful Design on industrial design in a higher education context, which can be understood, applied and evaluated by design students. The concept of Mindful Design has been introduced by Niedderer [1] to describe how design products can promote and improve mindful attention by disrupting the user’s interaction during social activities. The authors comment that Mindful Design can be related to behavioural change and widen the understanding of social cognitive mindfulness through modifying expected functions of product use. In this paper the authors describe the importance of applying the Mindful Design approach to product design to propose improvements of cognitive performance as well as cognitive impairments, selfregulation and subjective well-being to final users. This paper takes as its case study the methodology of designing for people with dementia.

Keywords: Mindful Design, tools, design education, teaching strategies


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