Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Mäkelä, Maarit
Organisation AALTO
Project title Handling mind: Embodiment, Creativity and Design
Decision No. 266125
Decision date 13.12.2012
Funding period 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2016
Funding 464 012
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Project description
Handling Mind: Embodiment, Creativity and Design -research project provides a bridge between areas of neuroscience, educational and design research that are concerned with embodied activities, social creativity and the expanded nature of the human mind. Through four interlinked study tracks we will examine how participation in creative activities associated with crafts and design affects the participants’ socio-emotional experiences. Track A addresses personal improvisational creativity in pursuit of novelty and innovation. Track B focuses on artifact-mediated sharing of expertise in craft design. Track C addresses neural correlates regarding relations between reproduction and innovation. Track D focuses on neural indications of the development of craft-design skills. The results are expected to contribute to teaching practices for children and adults. In addition they are applicable to service design in health and social sectors.