Mindfulness and resource-sensitive design: A literature overview and an agenda for research

Wing Mui Helen Chan, Cornelis Joachim Petrus Maria de Bont

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Mindfulness has aroused great interests in the past few decades and researches on mindfulness conducted have suggested that it is related to increase in awareness, creativity, quality decision-making, and sustainable behaviour in addition to many other benefits associated with it. As design is largely about decision-making and creativity and resource-sensitive design is related sustainability, there seems to be some correlation between mindfulness and resource-sensitive design. This paper presents a theoretical study on how mindfulness can be instrumental in resource-sensitive design and provides a research agenda on this topic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-70
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED
Issue numberDS87-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event21st International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2017 - University of British Columbia (UBC) Campus, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 21 Aug 201725 Aug 2017


  • Creativity
  • Decision making
  • Design process
  • Mindfulness
  • Resource-sensitive design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation

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