Our society is accelerating. This is especially apparent in Manchester, the second-largest city in the UK, where living fast and keeping up with the pace became inevitable. Students on site are struggling to focus due to high stress levels and homesickness. Therefore, I would like to introduce a global product - tea - to solve these issues by slowing the pace down, thus allowing users to focus on themselves.
Tea, as a drink, not only has many physical health benefits. It also connotes a sense of serenity. It is a global product that exists in most student’s cultures. Therefore, this product can recall students’ hometown memories, thus directly improving students’ mental health and well-being.
The sensory smell will be amplified in this space. It is a neglected sensory that can also be extraordinarily evocative. Its power to recall memory and association gave it the potential to enhance student experiences in space and stimulate a desired emotional response and intrinsic connection. Together, tea and smell will solve student well-being on-site by slowing down the pace of living, thus achieving mindfulness.