Carrie is an enthusiastic student of meditation and a creator and researcher of cybermeditation (ways in which meditation is associated with or affected by emerging technology). With Mindtoon Lab, she applies her expertise in user experience design and game design to create innovative applications of cybermeditation as meaningful play and for productivity, health and well-being. As a professor of Media and Information at Michigan State University, she studies cybermeditation, including basic research on the mechanisms of meditation; cybermeditation for health and well-being; and implications of game design and gamification to support cybermeditation.
Carrie Heeter, Ph.D.
Carrie is Director of Mindtoon Lab. She is an innovative, award-winning experience designer. She is also a Professor at Michigan State University where she teaches human-centered design and directs MSU’s fully online graduate certificate program in serious games. Carrie has directed development of more than 50 interactive experiences including learning and cognitive games and other technology-enhanced learning experiences, interactive learning systems, and patient empowerment software. She has published more than 100 books, chapters, articles, and conference proceedings about individual and social impacts of interactive technology.
Marcel is Mindtoon Lab’s Meditation Consultant. He is a Clinical Mind-Body Therapist and Organizational Development Consultant. He teaches workshops and classes on topics such as principles of healing, chronic disease management, meditation, and use of breath.
As a Clinical Mind-Body Therapist, Marcel sees clients privately for health and well-being issues. His expertise is grounded in the practice and teachings of Krishnamacharya, the “father of modern yoga” who revitalized hatha yoga and introduced it to the west and of Krishnamacharya’s son and long time student, T.K.V. Desikachar, who further developed the field of yoga for healing. Marcel’s own teacher, Chase Bossart, was a student of Desikachar.
As an Organizational Development Consultant, Marcel combines his twenty years of work in Organization Development, Knowledge Management, and Organization Communication with his experience in Clinical Mind-Body Therapy, Meditation, and Traditional Healing Systems, Alternative Health, and Wellness.