Pausitive: Designing for digital downtime and reflection in the homespace
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
As we emerge into an age of hyperconnectivity, technology becomes increasingly pervasive in our daily lives. And with this change, our behavior and values progressively shift towards instant access, constant availability and multi-tasking. Recent research studies in cognitive psychology have indicated a change in the wiring of our brain due to these behavior shifts.
In this thesis project, technology’s role in our lives was explored, particularly within the context of home, a traditionally restorative environment. By identifying key problem areas from user research and drawing inspirations from slow technology and other relevant fields of expertise, key concepts were conceptualized. The result is a collection of computer-mediated objects designed to support downtime and reflective behavior, as well as, integrate into our everyday living.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
digital technology, brain, be in touch, connected, multitasking
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-73458OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-73458DiVA: diva2:631888
Johansson, Lars, Lecturer
Andersson, Niklas, lecturer, program director,