This is a link for the journey map ” Breath Warmer “
According to a book, ‘Perfect Breath’, my final idea comes from a reliable source that synchronize breathe sounds and beat helps both people’s physical and psychological matters. The book says specifically about the profound effects breathing are of depression, anxiety, and hypertension. These are very similar and support my final concept: ‘Synchronizing my breath rate and breathe sound.’ I would like to develop this concept to more high order goal; to reduce anxiety, and stress.
The final project I will design a system ( with an actual physical object ) synchronizes human heartbeat & breathe sounds
the background I thought this would be the primary & efficacious goal
to listen your sounds of a body and control them to keep your
health(physical) or moderate humans generality, I mean that of generality is relevant to insight of the human nature (in terms of the human
psychological health matter).
the 1st order to design is controlling your breathing rate and breathing sounds:focusing on ‘breath-work’ more and more as time goes on.
the 2nd order to design is to reduce anxiety and stress: stress reduction sensing by myself like the capacity of performance, and emotional feeling : breathe retraining reduces sympathetic nervous system over arousal and increases para-sympathetic nervous system activity- the relax, recuperate, regenerate system which calms me down.
the method/action, and sensing from : synchronize your sounds of breathing or heartbeats
how : recording your sounds of breathe ( when you are very happy or excited )by self monitoring
play back at the moment you got anxious, stress, or something on uncomfortable sensational state.
Additionally, I can get a sample of the best sounds to help people moderate their stress level, or mind control
: based on various medical theories, or from somehow meditate methods
structure design : I would like to design a device to help people to moderate their anxiety and stress level
the design mental model : spiral structure generates a natural wave sounds like a conch does + existing tool ‘stethoscope’
-> plug in my product and listen the sounds from it that helps people to synchronize their breathing sounds ;
expectation : better condition – > better performance -> better relationships -> better life -> life extension
We started our little journey (Carl, Ji Hyun and Fred) towards devising a second-order cybernetic system for our aggregate health experiences with a discussion. As we listened to each other speak of our experiences with health we took notes. When we had each sounded off for a bit and took a step back, it seemed that we were all seeking some kind of balance and awareness of our health that wouldn’t solve any particular ailment but rather serve as a method for making health a priority. Thinking of our own health inevitably makes us healthier (or something).
Once we had all of our thoughts we began categorizing them according to their suspected positions within a cybernetic system: action (A), goal (G), environments (E), disturbances (D), sensing (S). Taking a look at our goals we noticed some very “hi-level” themes in there (maybe from our inability to commit to specifics ) and some very specific actions geared towards achieving some kind of control of basic functions.
We decided we wanted to synthesize these hi-level goals into the broadest term possible and nest a very specific technique in our second-order loop that would serve as one example as how we might get there. We thought one interesting way to achieve a “cognitive awareness of health” would be to perform some kind of physical activity (e.g. climbing stairs), tune in to our heart beat, and then clap to our heart beat. Kind of like cheap aerobics – YEAH!
A.The term Parafunctionality was coined by A. Dunne in his PhD Thesis. Dunne gave us various aspects on design product. For an instance, design can be personalized by using technology to make them more expressive and quirky.
1.French outfit, 5.5 designers presented their personalized furniture created based on your genetic make-up.
2.alphabet chairs and punctuation-mark lamps by Tabisso. This personalized lounge furniture by Tabisso lets people customize their decor. Match it to their name, an acronym or a business.
3.Tree-shaped furniture. Metaphoric image is nature that makes people to calm and be in a nature.
B. Parafunctionality, in terms of interaction digital media era, is a peculiar use quality that a design product that has not only good qualities but social qualities as well, is a good example of how the design can address an important social and meditate role in the society: making a better world.
parafunctional interactive design
Ji Hyun and I worked on ‘smile project’ together.