Mindful Units

Jess Jiyoung Jung

Mindful Units is a visionary model of a connected home designed for a single occupant of a small living space, such as a Micro-Unit apartment. It aims to transform the many constraints of this lifestyle into a more positive and productive experience.


Do you live in a city alone? Is your room smaller than a subway car?

The trend of single individuals living in micro-sized apartment units is quickly becoming commonplace in urban areas worldwide. It is necessary to rethink the very concept of a living space in order to adapt to the unique challenges that this lifestyle presents.

To do so, Mindful Units implements physical computing and network technology in order to make a connected living space with increased mindfulness of its occupant. It assumes that connected interaction between a habitat and a dweller can improve quality of life through memorizing his or her daily habits and giving tangible guidance.