Responsive Aesthetics for Yogic Meditation: An Innovative Design Theory for Holistic Health that supports Autonomy and Effective Training
Bal, Harjot (2013) Responsive Aesthetics for Yogic Meditation: An Innovative Design Theory for Holistic Health that supports Autonomy and Effective Training. Masters thesis, OCAD University.
In an effort to contribute a novel theory to the design of emergent wellbeing technology, this paper presents a creative process involving mixed methods taken by the author in producing a design work, referred to as the prototype. The theory formulated by the author concerns the innovation of holistic health practices, specifically a set of prescriptions that posit an effective simulation of yogic meditation experience through computer technology. The resulting theory is then exercised throughout the development of the thesis prototype—resulting in a design work that employs a relatively new interface that immerses the user in a digital simulation where embodied engagement and responsive aesthetics make up the core of the functionality, in what is intended to be a multimodal holistic wellbeing experience. Additionally, the prototype and its ongoing iterative development are documented.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||wellbeing technology, yogic meditation, holistic health, mixed methods, design theory.|
|Divisions:||Graduate Studies > Digital Futures|
|Date Deposited:||18 Dec 2014 01:23|
|Last Modified:||18 Dec 2014 01:23|
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