Guest Lecture: Steven Dean
1. Create a “map” of your wellbeing. What contributes to your personal well-being? Add a layer to this mapping with all the sensors you could use to quantify (or even qualify?) this wellbeing. Consider making this map on a garment using the muslin at the softlab, and explore the parts of the body and the form factor these inputs and outputs could take.
2. Thinking of Steven’s comments on sensors and actuators develop a mock-up for a wearable that deals with stress. How can wearables help us feel more centered, present and stress-free?
Reframing health to embrace design of our own well-being, by by Hugh Dubberly, Rajiv Mehta, Shelley Evenson, Paul Pangaro.
Notes & Links:
Mindfull Meditation, Jon Kabat-Zinn at Google
Thich Nhat Hanh: @Google Talk
Spire detects when you’re tense… and reminds you to take a deep breath.
D.COMPRESS at Stanford: designing calm
Disabled by Design: How a lack of imagination in technology keeps the world inaccessible to huge numbers of people. Slate magazine
Can a fitness tracker which rewards users solve the problem of wearable tech? Tech in Asia