Unpacking Non-Dualistic Design: The Soma Design Case

Kristina Höök, STEVE BENFORD, PAUL TENNENT, Vasiliki Tsaknaki, MIQUEL ALFARAS, JUAN MARTINEZ AVILA, Christine Li, joseph Marshal, CLAUDIA DAUDÉN ROQUET, PEDRO SANCHES, ANNA STÅHL, MUHAMMAD UMAIR, CHARLES WINDLIN, FENG ZHOU

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Abstract

We report on a somaesthetic design workshop and the subsequent analytical work aiming to demystify what
is entailed in a non-dualistic design stance on embodied interaction and why a first-person engagement
is crucial to its unfoldings. However, as we will uncover through a detailed account of our process, these
first-person engagements are deeply entangled with second- and third-person perspectives, sometimes even
overlapping. The analysis furthermore reveals some strategies for bridging the body-mind divide by attending
to our inner universe and dissolving or traversing dichotomies between inside and outside; individual and
social; body and technology. By detailing the creative process, we show how soma design becomes a process
of designing with and through kinesthetic experience, in turn letting u
Original languageEnglish
JournalA C M Transactions on Computer - Human Interaction
Volume40
Issue number2
ISSN1073-0516
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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