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van Kooten, Katelijn (author)
Introspective methods are gaining momentum within the design field. They add a subjective dimension to the existing body of research, enriching our understanding of complex phenomena, human experiences, and psychological processes. The personal, revealing nature of introspection is what gives this method its unique...
master thesis 2023
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Lindeman, Rins (author)
The central question for this thesis project was how you can design outfits and garments that deliberately influence or induce moods. The focus of this project was on both a cheerful mood, as well as on a relaxed mood. It became apparent that the relation between moods and fashion is constructed of many facets. There are materialistic properties...
master thesis 2023
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den Dekker, Amy (author)
This project aimed to transfer a mood-regulating experience by recreating its mood-regulating qualities artificially, seeking an answer to the question whether this is possible and, if so, how. In the early stages, The Attention Restoration Theory by Kaplan (1995) inspired what mood-regulating experiences to design for: the softly fascinating...
master thesis 2023
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Yammiyavar Pradeep, Avanika (author)
Every human being and every conscious life form on this planet aims to be happy. Happiness is something everyone is after - consciously or unconsciously. People try to ‘achieve’ it through various actions that are meaningful to them. There are many definitions and interpretations of happiness. Gautam Buddha wisely once said- “There is no path to...
master thesis 2022
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Hajdu, Erika (author)
What do we do when we make a mistake, get rejected at a job interview or by a romantic prospect? Loneliness, loss, and failure are common everyday experiences that every one of us goes through. However, many brush aside such ’emotional injuries’, or even make them worse, ’picking on their wounds’ by engaging in unhelpful coping strategies (Winch...
master thesis 2022
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Liu, Aozhe (author)
Due to an ever-changing and complex world we are living in, more than half (55%) of the average earners and more than 1 in 3 top earners worry about their finances (Aegon, 2021). Moreover, finan-cial stress is increasingly being recognized across society for its impact on happiness and productivity. Banking customers want to have ability to make...
master thesis 2022
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Orçun, S.E. (author)
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented public health crisis worldwide starting from the early days of 2020. Alongside the medical concerns, a set of measures called non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs) affected daily lives of people drastically, in turn having a negative impact on subjective well-being (Berg, 2021; Wang et...
master thesis 2021
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Spierings, Gijs (author)
This project is an exploration of light as a supportive medium for meditation. Light is a mysterious phenomenon and the possibilities are endless, which required a broad exploration of various elements and applications of light. With a design driven approach this exploration took many forms. Ranging from finding inspiration, sketching ideas and...
master thesis 2021
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Khan, Maaz (author)
Happiness is something we, as humans, seek to attain yet we are not entirely familiar with what exactly it means. Typology of fundamental needs (Desmet & Fokkinga, 2020) explains comprehensively, yet detailed enough, the needs we must fulfil in order to be happy. An average person spends a third of their life at work (Pryce-Jones, 2010) and...
master thesis 2020
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Huang, X. (author)
A physical work environment is essential for creating and supporting different activities in the workplace, not only for work performance but also for physical and mental wellbeing. Studies have been conducted on the influence of the working environment on work performance and people’s wellbeing since the 1950s. Most of these studies have been...
master thesis 2020
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van Gogh, J. (author)
If 10 people would answer the question “What falls into the category grooming and what is beautification?” there would be 10 different answers. For some, grooming does not go beyond taking a shower and brushing your teeth. But what about shaving? Or make-up? And a question that arose during quarantine: how important are hairdressers? Most people...
master thesis 2020
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Salarić, Petra (author)
In India, there is an existing taboo of menstruation which has an impact on the well-being of women in different ways - from education, economics, health, religion to different personal aspects. Many activities are happening in India towards improving the situation around menstruation - from governmental activities and plans, provision of...
master thesis 2019
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D'Hollandere, A.J. (author)
This graduation project focuses on the stressful moments of elderly people with dementia, caused by changes in their environment. A research through design approach was followed with the aim to design a product that reduces the amount of stress experienced by the elderly. During the analysis phase, five different studies have been performed to...
master thesis 2017
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Kim, M. (author)
This project was commissioned by the Seoul Design Foundation to the Delft University of Technology. The mission of this project is to envision the future public bus in Seoul 2030. Phase 1 of the project was conducted together by three industrial design graduate student as a part of their master thesis. Phase 2 was conducted individually by the...
master thesis 2016
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van der Ende, E. (author)
This thesis describes the development of Voogel, a collection of bird masks with which children can experience a bird’s vision with their human eyes. Recent research showed that word of mouth marketing has lately been the most effective way of marketing for Avifauna and not other marketing programs they conduct, like flyers and posters. The goal...
master thesis 2016
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Van Oord, S.C. (author)
This report describes the process and results of the graduation project ‘Reconsidering loss: an application design for the future of bereavement’ that is executed in collaboration with Monuta. The project aims to improve Monuta’s service by making it more meaningful for their customers in the future. By doing so, it responds to the desire for...
master thesis 2016
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Kim, C.M. (author)
‘ How to enhance the entering experience of various passengers.’ Crowds of passengers have different moods and expectations. Although the importance of the entering experience has been shown in previous research (Ahmadpour, Robert & Lindgaard, 2014a; Vink, 2014), there is yet to be a product or service designed that focuses on this. In the...
master thesis 2016
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van der Straten, N. (author)
This graduation project aims to decrease loneliness among elderly in Rotterdam with help of the method Design for Happiness. The analysis phase existed of five different studies. Context mapping with elderly, literature research, interviews with experts, interviews with the target group and home visits with Rotterdam citizens aged 75 and older....
master thesis 2016
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Jain, R. (author)
This Master thesis report presents how design methodology founded on principles of positive psychology can be used to design for the prevention of stress. People who work in stressful professions are at increased risk of health problems. One of the key ways to maintain a positive outlook on life is by increasing the resilience of an individual,...
master thesis 2016
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Marschner, F.C. (author)
Philips is facing a strategic re-orientation While Philips is most commonly known for their Consumer Lifestyle Products and the Lighting division, a growingly important part of the company is all about solutions in the health industry. Now, the two divisions Consumer Lifestyle and Healthcare will be integrated into one company focussing on...
master thesis 2016
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