RESEARCH + DESIGN

This family of furniture is a design-focused trauma intervention that draws from what the body naturally does in its traumatic condition. It explores the possibilities of using technology to mediate psychological and physiological states in spaces for therapeutic and otherwise beneficial ends. The project looks at the positive calming effects of conscious breathing and synchronized breathing.   It asks, Could an object or device encourage synchronization of breathe and provide a similar calming effect?  Can technological devices be life-like? What are the possibilities of using technology to enhance the effective qualities of architectural spaces? How have technologies opened possibilities for how our bodies communicate with our environment?  The acknowledgement and diagnosis of PTSD it opened the door in psychology to scientific exploration of human suffering.  This project and research questions, how can we open the door for design exploration of human suffering and aid in the healing process?