SXSW 2019

May I Introduce, Mindful Design


What is mindful design? How does it affect my users? All will be explained and engrained through an introduction and workshop. A few ways to approach designing mindfully include awareness of mindfulness practices and implementing them in their work ethic, or the creating products that help users utilize these mindful practices rather than stealing their time and attention. In my workshop I will be focusing on enhancing the users experience by designing products that let technology disappear and allow the user to become more self aware. Prior to my workshop we will have a short breathing exercise to prepare us and to relieve ourselves of preconceived notions. Together we’ll create deeper human interactions through mindfulness.

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  1. Attendees will learn how to design their products in a mindful way for a technology addicted society.
  2. Attendees will learn the implications of technology addictions.
  3. Attendees will have a new perspective on how their choices affect the wellbeing of their users.


  • Virginia Wood, Designer, Cantina
  • Jeff Miller, Wellness Experience Design, Bose


Virginia Wood, Designer, Cantina

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Workshop
  • Track: Design
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner

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