It is important to note that my design process places making at the front and center of process with research woven throughout. Research is a means to an end; a way of gaining insight and providing design inspiration, but is secondary to the final outcome and impact. Thus, while I am deliberately not pursuing a singularly research-centric design methodology, several streams of research will inform my making: including from the disciplines of behavioral sciences, design, performance art, and buddhism:

Mindfulness

You are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh, Counterclockwise by Ellen Langer

Behavior

Advances in Behavioral Economics edited by Colin F. Camerer, George Loewenstein, and Matthew Rabin; The Moral Animal by Robert Wright; The Selfish Gene, by Richard Dawkins; The Social Animal by David Brooks; Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini.

Design

The Practice of Everyday Life by Michael de Certeau,
Thoughtless Acts: Observations on Intuitive Design by Jane Fulton Suri; Shaping Things by Bruce Sterling; The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces by William H. Whyte.

Installation and Performance Art

Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees by Lawrence Weschler

Miscalenous references

Book recommendations from Liz; Thesis samples from Liz.

Individual Influences

These are inviduals who’s work has influenced mine and advanced my thinking
Tobias Wong, Jason Eppink, Candy Chang, Sebastian Errazuriz, Matt Kahn, Francis Alÿs, William H. Whyte.

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