Learning Centre

How can neuroscience help understand design and craft activity? The promise of cognitive neuroscience in design studies.

 |  Login

Show simple item record

dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, Pirita
dc.contributor.author Huotilainen, Minna
dc.contributor.author Mäkelä, Maarit
dc.contributor.author Groth, Camilla
dc.contributor.author Hakkarainen, Kai
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-16T14:07:51Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Seitamaa-Hakkarainen , P , Huotilainen , M , Mäkelä , M , Groth , C & Hakkarainen , K 2016 , ' How can neuroscience help understand design and craft activity? The promise of cognitive neuroscience in design studies. ' , FormAkademisk , vol. 9 , no. 1 , pp. 1-16 . https://doi.org/10.7577/formakademisk.1478 en
dc.identifier.issn 1890-9515
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 4df24f52-871c-4d6e-8dd7-e5a13b38aa1c
dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/how-can-neuroscience-help-understand-design-and-craft-activity-the-promise-of-cognitive-neuroscience-in-design-studies(4df24f52-871c-4d6e-8dd7-e5a13b38aa1c).html
dc.identifier.other PURE FILEURL: https://research.aalto.fi/files/9621193/How_can_neuroscienc_FORMakademie.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/23783
dc.description.abstract Designing and making crafts is a complex, multifaceted process that requires sophisticated, professional thinking and competence, described as reflection in action and as an embodied process in which the hand, eye and mind collaborate. This article discusses these cognitive and embodied aspects central to designing and making crafts in light of cognitive neuroscience. Understanding the specific cognitive processes and forms of knowledge used in creative practices is essential. In this article, we propose that cognitive neuroscience provides valuable tools for analysing thinking and acting processes relevant to designing and making. We discuss the challenges and opportunities that the use of brain imaging methods, in particular, provides for understanding design activities, skills and cognition. Additionally, we present two neuroscientific experimental settings from our empirical studies in which the methods of cognitive neuroscience are applied to study and detect the interrelations between drawing, forming, skill learning and the functional activities of the brain and its subareas. We argue that cognitive neuroscience provides valuable instruments and methods which complement traditional design research. en
dc.format.extent 16
dc.format.extent 1-16
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries FORMakademisk en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 9, issue 1 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 6132 Visual arts and design en
dc.subject.other 6 Humanities en
dc.subject.other Design research en
dc.title How can neuroscience help understand design and craft activity? The promise of cognitive neuroscience in design studies. en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department University of Helsinki
dc.contributor.department University of Turku
dc.contributor.department Department of Design
dc.subject.keyword craft
dc.subject.keyword design
dc.subject.keyword making
dc.subject.keyword cognitive neuroscience
dc.subject.keyword brain imaging methods
dc.subject.keyword 6132 Visual arts and design
dc.subject.keyword 6 Humanities
dc.subject.keyword Design research
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201612165960
dc.identifier.doi 10.7577/formakademisk.1478
dc.type.version publishedVersion

Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no open access files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search archive

Advanced Search

article-iconSubmit a publication