Author ORCID Identifier

Eujeen Hwang: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2662-9611
Youn-kyung Lim: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3238-9404

Abstract

The burnout society we live in demands the need for us to be self-therapists in our everyday lives. We describe the design, implementation, and arrangement of Tune-in, a cultural probe inspired seven-day diary study, to discover how and what self-therapeutic enablers support experiences of reflection and mindfulness. Findings reveal potent motivational enablers for self-therapy design in the form of sequential process and applicable means. The enablers were accompanied with mundane sound as a reflective material whereby the participants could experience in-depth reflections and mindfulness in everyday life. This paper makes two contributions. First, with a practical set of enablers that can bring self-therapeutic value to the design, and second, it provides new insights on how mundane sound can be used to influence mindfulness and perceptions of value and meaning for individuals.

Keywords:

Self-Therapy; Enablers; Mindfulness; Sound

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Tuning into the Sound: Discovering Motivational Enablers for Self-Therapy Design

The burnout society we live in demands the need for us to be self-therapists in our everyday lives. We describe the design, implementation, and arrangement of Tune-in, a cultural probe inspired seven-day diary study, to discover how and what self-therapeutic enablers support experiences of reflection and mindfulness. Findings reveal potent motivational enablers for self-therapy design in the form of sequential process and applicable means. The enablers were accompanied with mundane sound as a reflective material whereby the participants could experience in-depth reflections and mindfulness in everyday life. This paper makes two contributions. First, with a practical set of enablers that can bring self-therapeutic value to the design, and second, it provides new insights on how mundane sound can be used to influence mindfulness and perceptions of value and meaning for individuals.

 

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