In addition to secondary research and primary research, one of the methods I used was to conduct a short workshop with classmates and a professor to better understand the role of stress, emotion, place, and comfort.

workshop instructions


workshop worksheet


The results of which were illuminating – it would be an interesting exercise to use in a workplace, and it solidified that the portability of something was as important as the place it is used.  This helped me think a bit more about scale – while there is a role of urban design and interior design in emotion, mood and illness, for what I was trying to understand around objects and healing it made sense to focus on what could be held rather than physically experienced in space.