Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, Satu Pirita
Organisation HY
Project title Handling mind: Embodiment, Creativity and Design
Decision No. 265922
Decision date 13.12.2012
Funding period 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2016
Funding 364 531
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Project description
Handling Mind was a multidisciplinary research project providing a bridge between areas of neuroscience, carft science anad design research. We conceptualized and analyzed design and craft processes as a form of creative and embodied cognition. Further we analyze the role of visual and material representations in design processes. In neuroscience study we investigated the effects of material (drawing or clay forming) and task (copying, design and improvisation) from the point of view of both physical and mental processes. We found the physiological measurements reflecting the physical effort to be highly correlated with both the material and the timing of the work.