Design Research Themes for Mindful Interaction

Lena Kühn, Charlotte Hermann, Laurens Boer

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The increasing excessive, automated or unaware use of smartphones calls for a better understanding and design of ‘mindful’ interactions with this device. In this 2-week study with 11 participants we focus on the influence of the operating system’s interface in inviting for ‘mindful’ or ‘mindless’ interactions. Patterns of smartphone use were studied with a standard interface for the first week, and a reconfigured interface for the second week - the reconfigured interface being designed for more intentional use. Based on the study results we formulate a set of 5 design research themes for mindful interaction, and illustrate them in a conceptual proposal.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationLinköping
PublisherLinköping University Electronic Press
Publication date7 Nov 2019
Article number5
ISBN (Print)1650-3686
ISBN (Electronic)1650-3740, 978-91-7929-957-6
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2019


  • Mindful Interaction
  • Mobile Technology
  • Interaction Design
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • User Friendliness


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