To Phuong Ho


To Phuong Ho is a university lecturer and researcher in communication studies at Hoa Sen University (Vietnam) where she has been a faculty member and department head since 2007. To Phuong completed her Ph.D. in communication science and her undergraduate studies at Paris II Pantheon-Assas University (France – 2003). Her recent research interests lie in the area of Innovation in Engineering Education, bridging neuroscience, education, communication sciences, and media technology and ranging from theory to design to implementation. She has collaborated actively with researchers from University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) for different research projects: “The use of transmedia storytelling technics in small learning community” (2013), “Participative action research in social media age: design communautique, transmedia and digital competences” (2014), “Instructional and learning experience design for the course of Design Thinking and Design oriented Business Platform” (2017)… With 5 years of personal practice of meditation, almost 3 years of teaching and facilitating mindfulness workshops; she holds a certification of Mindfulness Based Compassion and Happiness program as a Master Practitioner and Facilitator (Eurasia Learning Institute for Happiness and Well-being, Switzerland – 2017) and is a Search Inside Yourself Teacher in Training (Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute,USA – 2018).

After many years of teaching and collaborating with workers from creative industries, especially with architects and designers (To Phuong is also directing a family business in urban design and architecture in Vietnam – ARCASIA Co. Ltd,), she’s got opportunities to explore the relationship between neuroscience and architecture, area in which she wants to develop a new field of research and practice focusing on people-centric environments that are aware and responsive; using data analysis, technology, and cognitive science in design. She currently is co-developing The Mindful Architecture Initiative with ARC*ESPRIT to create new training solutions for workforce of this new type of human-centric architecture and design.

Presenting Breakout Session: Mindful Architecture: The Conscious Creation Process of Future Living Spaces

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