Wholeness Egg II: A Design Technique Applyed in Everyday Life

Takashi Iba, Konomi Munakata

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This paper introduces different applications of the 'Wholeness Egg' method in everyday life. It was originally invented by Iba as a way of designing workshops, based on Christopher Alexander's idea of wholeness and centers. Since we presented a paper 'Wholeness Egg-Methodology of Designing a 'Living' Workshop by Differentiating a Whole' in the EuroPLoP Conference 2018, its usage has been extended and getting utilized by people in everyday life situations. In this paper, we present the overview of the Wholeness Egg approach and then introduce two ways of application; life designing and reflection on experience. Showing some example cases, this paper concludes that this method supports people to conduct a design of everyday life, based on Alexander's idea of beauty in design, without asking them to know such a background theory. We believe that this technique can provide a good practical assistance to enhance the quality of our lives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs 2020, EuroPLoP 2020
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450377690
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul 1
Event2020 European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2020 - Virtual, Online, Germany
Duration: 2020 Jul 12020 Jul 4

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference2020 European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2020
CityVirtual, Online


  • Beauty
  • Centers
  • Christopher Alexander
  • Life Design
  • Wholeness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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