BUTSUDAN is a product and interface design study of religious objects using the example of a Buddhist house altar.
Meditation and Buddhist philosophies have been enjoying increasing interest in Western societies for several years. Many people have now made meditation an integral part of their everyday lives.
How could this practice, which according to Buddhist philosophy ultimately contributes to the well-being of all, be coupled to immediate, measurable good deeds?
This question was investigated through the work BUTSUDAN. The result is a house altar, which, coupled with an online donation platform, is included in the daily meditation practice and thus donates small amounts of money to aid projects.
BUTSUDAN is the result of my Master’s project at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle.