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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.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Bal, Harjot
Abstract:

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.

Date: 2013
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
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/207

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