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De Couvreur, L. (author), Dejonghe, W. (author), Detand, J. (author), Goossens, R. (author)
In this paper we explore the role of subjective well-being within the process of making together a personalized assistive device. Through a process of social product adaptation, assistive artifacts become part of occupational therapy and co-evolve with clients. Personal digital fabrication tools enable small user groups to make and share their...
journal article 2013
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Desmet, P.M.A. (author), Pohlmeyer, A.E. (author)
This paper addresses the question of how design can contribute to the happiness of individuals–to their subjective well-being. A framework for positive design is introduced that includes three main components of subjective well-being: pleasure, personal significance and virtue. Each component represents an ingredient of design for happiness, and...
journal article 2013