Print Email Facebook Twitter Experience-enablers: A research on how different types of acquisitions can contribute to people’s subjective well-being Title Experience-enablers: A research on how different types of acquisitions can contribute to people’s subjective well-being Author Claus, J.J.H. Contributor Pohlmeyer, A.E. (mentor) Casais, M. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Industrial Design Date 2015-09-02 Abstract This thesis consists of two main parts: Part 1- A qualitative user study of ten interviews, referred to as Study 1, that is addressed in ‘Violins, ovens and hiking shoes: How experience enablers affect people’s subjective well-being in comparison to material- and experiential acquisitions’ Part 2- A quantitative user study of 209 participants who filled in an online survey, referred to as Study 2, is addressed in ‘Nuancing the experience recommendation: how do experiential, experience-enabling, material- and symbolic purchases differ in relation to well-being’. While Study 1 generated rich user data and aimed at increasing the understanding on the material-experiential spectrum, Study 2 quantified the hypothesis that resulted from Study 1 concerning the acquisition types and their relation to one’s happiness. Subject Experience-RecommendationDesign for Subjective Well-Beingexperience-enablerslife experiencesmaterial acquisitionssymbolic products To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ad52adbd-3856-406c-93d4-10fda3fc1b7b Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2015 Claus, J.J.H.