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van der Loop, Koen (author)
Municipalities all over the world are struggling to find their role in this fast-paced society. The general attitude towards the government is negative and people experiencing its services as inefficient, irrelevant and unpersonal. Their functioning shapes people’s sense of trust in and expectations of the municipality. Despite efforts by...
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Du, Yancheng (author)
The product generated in this project aims to develop offline version of an emotion measure instrument and the objective of the project is to combining the convenience of physical product and the clarity of animations. By analysing some other emotion measurement instrument as well as previous work of PrEmo, some opportunities that could help to...
master thesis 2019
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te Velde, Thijs (author)
Context & case You are reading the report for a master’s graduation project conducted at Delft University of Technology. This project is chaired by prof. dr. ir. Pieter Desmet and coached by dr. Rebecca Price. The project was initiated by Margot Scheltema, an influential Dutch commissioner with multiple companies. She initiated this project...
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Gonzalez Fernandez, Karen (author)
This thesis presents the results of the project “Creating meaningful conversations user-data”. This project aims to understand the impact that interactions with technology currently have on users and to redesign a fitness tracker service to create more personal and meaningful experiences. These experiences enable fostering the users’ wellbeing...
master thesis 2019
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Kingma, Albert (author)
All humans are born equal in dignity and rights and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood (Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights). Compassion impels us to treat others with fairness and respect, and bring us closer together. A place where the impact of compassion could be explored is the courtroom of criminal law....
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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...
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Wang, Ruocha (author)
Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer, aged from 15 to 39 years, are making the transition from childhood to adulthood. When the burden of cancer is added, it becomes part of this extraordinary and challenging time in their growth and development. Cancer affects the psychosexuality of AYAs as well as intimate relationships, which in...
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van der Heijden, Omar (author)
This report is the result of a self-initiated design graduation project that regarded positive design in a strategic design context. The goal of the project was to design and develop a tool or method that integrates positive design knowledge into strategic design processes. To get to the bottom of this, desk research and user research into the...
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Kruisdijk, Wies (author)
The goal of this report is to study the way in which female university students (aged 18 to 25) deal with their moods during their menstruation, and to use this information to design a product to help them deal with their negative moods in a healthy way, by using resilience-focused mood-regulation strategies. Literature research and the field...
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op den Kelder, Nathan (author)
Research in medicine and psychology has demonstrated that placebo treatments can lead to clinically meaningful effects which are created by the context of the treatment. Therapeutic rituals are acknowledged as the core of contextual healing effects. To design for contextual healing in clinical practice, more insight is needed in the key...
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Filippi, Maurizio (author)
This graduation project is a demonstration of the potentialities of a theory-based approach to design for mood regulation, which is based on the belief that design can influence mood by enabling and stimulating people to engage in effective mood-regulating activities.<br/><br/>For this project, the western home bathroom was chosen as a context...
master thesis 2018
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Esnaf, Pelin (author)
Empathy is an essential part of a collaboration and is often referred to in the design field. Not only it helps designers to step into their users’ shoes, but it also smoothens the communication between the designer and their stakeholder, client and, team members. If empathy is so important for collaboration in design and establishing human...
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Li, Jin (author)
Nowadays, individuals always find themselves in various situations where they need to choose gifts. Gift exchange helps individuals to signal commitments as well as promote social closeness. However, in many cases, people are also facing the occasions in which finding a gift for an unknown-preference person, or miss-predict recipient’s reaction...
master thesis 2018
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Mao, Junhua (author)
This project was initiated with the support of the Design for Animal Lab in TU Delft. By concerning the well-being of both animals and human being, this project focused on the inputs from the human side to contribute to an excellent dog-human relationship.<br/>The goal of this project was to facilitate adopters in adopting a shelter dog, to...
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Nieuwhof, Nathalie (author)
Creative hobbies are a valuable pastime. They not only provide relaxation, but also the opportunity for self-expression and collaboration with like-minded people.<br/>If these hobbies bring along so many benefits, how come, then, that we do not engage in them more often?<br/><br/>This discrepancy between an ideal scenario and the reality of...
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Kuijer, Justus (author)
Dogs and humans have been living in mutualistic symbiosis for centuries. The domestication of dogs was probably initiated over 15,000 years ago, when presumably proto-dogs took advantage of carcasses left behind by our hunter-gatherer ancestors and might have offered protection in return (Thalmann et al., 2013). This has resulted in a...
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Murris, Gracia (author)
One of the most enriching relationships of human beings is the relationship between owner and companion-animal, including more specifically the relationship between owner and cat. Cats are the third-most important source for social support and security for human-beings. Cats are relatively easy to take care of and make people feel needed. Owners...
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Ribbens, Gabriëlle (author)
The assistance dogs provided by KNGF Geleidehonden are extremely helpful and important for people in a wheelchair with physical disabilities. These dogs wear assistance dog vests, when going outside, to communicate that they are service dogs. Some issues with the assistance dog vest exist however, because of which this graduation project...
master thesis 2018
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Lee, Sunjoo (author)
It is an indoor interior element that increases the quality of interaction between senior dog and the owner and provokes cognitive ability of senior dogs that are losing eyesight. <br/>It consists out of two parts, of which the first one is orientation. This part will create a qualitative interaction between the dog and the owner, and making the...
master thesis 2017
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Karova, Plamena (author)
Food has a unique value in human society. As humans, we do not only fulfill our nutritional needs by food, but we also use it as a medium to reinforce our relationships. Providing food symbolizes caring loved ones, making them happy and fulfilled. When it comes to animal companionship, we as humans tend to reflect our existing caring practices...
master thesis 2017
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