Mindful Design / Digital Mindfulness Experts

I need to start getting together a list of mindful design experts that I can contact to request interviews. The interviews will need to happen sometime early this summer so it is good to get an early start on this list. I plan to come back and add to this list as I learn of other experts.

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  • Professor of Design and Craft at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. She is recognized internationally for her work on mindfulness in design and in research methodology.

Rohan Gunatillake

  • Rohan is the director of Mindfulness Everywhere, a creative studio that combines meditation, technology and design, and is best known for buddhify, the mindfulness app for modern life. Author of the book This is Happening. Designer of Mindfulness Cards. Selected by Wired Magazine and Jane McGonical in 2012 as being one of 50 people who will change the world.

Vincent Horn + Emily Horn

  • Vincent: A computer engineering dropout turned modern monk, Vincent spent his 20s co-founding the ground-breaking Buddhist Geeks while doing a full year of silent meditation practice. Emily: worked in various contemplative education environments including Naropa, Sounds True, and Buddhist Geeks and is now the Co-Founder of Meditate.io.

  • She is an associate professor at RMIT university and award-winning design researcher.

Ann Light https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ann_Light/citations

  • Professor of Design & Creative Technology at the University of Sussex

Jayne Wallace | https://openlab.ncl.ac.uk/people/jayne

  • Previously was Senior Lecturer and then Reader in Design at Northumbria University and is now Reader in Design and Dundee Fellow at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee

 | http://www.thelavinagency.com/speaker-alex-soojung-kim-pang.html

  • “Alex Soojung-Kim Pang studies people, and technology, and the worlds they make. His work explores how our interactions with computers change the way we think about ourselves, and how we value (or devalue) human memory and cognition. Pang is a senior consultant at Strategic Business Insights, a Menlo Park, CA consulting and research firm. He also has two academic appointments: he is a visitor at the Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford University, and an Associate Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. His book The Distraction Addiction explains how users can redesign their relationships with technologies to help them be calmer and sharper…”

David Levy

  • Professor in the Information School (iSchool) at the University of Washington. Author of book on mindful tech. Investigates the challenge of achieving contemplative balance–how as individuals and as a society we might live healthy, reflective, and productive life while participating in an accelerating, information-saturated culture.

Chris Dancy

  • “The Most Connected Man on Earth.” For 25 years, Dancy has served in leadership within the technology and healthcare industries, specializing in the intersection of the two. Chris entered the public dialog concerning digital health as the media started to focus on wearable technology. He earned his moniker by utilizing up to 700 sensors, devices, applications, and services to track, analyze, and optimize his life–from his calorie intake to his spiritual well-being. This quantification enables him to see the connections of otherwise invisible data, resulting in dramatic upgrades to his health, productivity, and quality of life.

Rafaël Rozendaal

  • A visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas. His websites attract a large audience of over 40 million unique visits per year. His artistic practice consists of websites, installations, lenticulars, lectures and haiku. His work is very sensory-based using color, shape and sound.
  • http://www.almostcalm.com/
  • http://openthiswindow.com/

Ivy Mahsciao

  • Creative Director at Wunderman in NY “…a plot thickener and a possibility junkie, currently roaming the disruptive realms of futurism” “heavily focused on bridging the gap between digital experiences and offline/person-to-person interactions — The dimensionality and mind-to-mind connections that are often missing in online, virtual experiences, are what she’s observed as a missing component for an ontologically coherent world.”
  • Micromoments

Neema Moraveji

  • Director of Standord University’s Calming Technology Lab. Neema is an expert on the research and design of technologies that promote healthy and high-performing states of mind and he also teaches the Designing Calm course at Stanford Design School.

Linda Stone

Jocelyn Brewer

  • Registered psychologist based in Sydney, Australia with expertise in digital technology and it’s impact on behavior, society and learning. The creator of Digital Nutrition, a framework for developing and maintaining healthy a relationship with your technological world.

Tristan Harris

  • Works on behavior and ethics for Google. His goal is “to develop a framework to help product designers align their products and services with the way Users want to live their lives, while simultaneously supporting their overall well-being and attention.”
  • http://timewellspent.io/
  • TED Talk

Stuart English

Fernando Rojas

Gloria Mark

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