Soma Design

Soma design allows us to “examine” and improve on connections among sensation, feeling, emotion, and subjective understanding and values.
It has to do with movements and bodies, but addresses the whole self, body and mind as one.

Research method

Soma Design represents a qualitative shift from a predominantly symbolic, language-oriented stance, to an experiential, felt, aesthetic stance permeating the whole design and use cycle


  • Soma Design toolkit
  • Applications with IKEA: Soma Mat & Breathing Light
  • MIT Press book: Designing with the Body by Höök
  • During 2019: four papers receiving honourable mention paper award
Page responsible:Web editors at EECS
Belongs to: Media Technology and Interaction Design
Last changed: Jun 14, 2019