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Meijer, K.S. (author)
This dissertation discusses how the importance of river flow-sustained ecosystems for local communities can be quantified for the purpose of balancing water supply and demand in Integrated Water Resources Management. Due to the development of water resources, for example through the construction of reservoirs, the natural flow regime is altered...
doctoral thesis 2007
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Ruitenberg, H.P. (author)
Happiness is often considered a universal goal of people. In the relatively new field of positive psychology, many studies have been conducted to understand the concept of happiness and its broader counterpart; subjective well-being, leading to a collection of theories that explain their determinants. It has been shown that although there are...
master thesis 2010
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Haans, M.C. (author)
The subject of this thesis is the design of a Float System for Poly Products BV, a specialist company that develops and produces composite products. Poly Products has acquired the rights and the design of an existing float system, the Easy Float systems Health 800. The assignment calls for the development of a Float System for the European...
master thesis 2010
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Giraldo, F. (author)
The Brain, Body and Behavior department of Philips Research have been working on the development of a new technology based on the stimulation of the human brain through the visual sense. This stimulation is made by a light source that presents specific characteristics (frequencies given by flickering conditions) that can influence the brain...
master thesis 2010
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Nevison, J. (author)
How do responsible consumption choices impact a consumer’s quality of life? As studies continue to highlight, more consumption does not necessarily mean increased happiness. But do more responsible consumption choices lead to improved well-being? This paper explores this relationship through food, one of the main priority areas identified for...
conference paper 2010
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Nowok, B. (author), Van Ham, M. (author), Findlay, A. (author), Gayle, V. (author)
The majority of modelling studies on consequences of internal migration focus almost exclusively on the labour market outcomes and the material well-being of migrants. We investigate whether individuals who migrate within the UK become happier after the move than they were before it and whether the effect is permanent or transient. Using life...
journal article 2011
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Ruijs, F. (author)
Designing a tool for the childcare workers in the Emma Children's hospital
master thesis 2011
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Bui, D.Q. (author)
Light has a positive effect on people’s well-being. Most people feel more energetic and refreshed during bright and sunny summer days. When we are exposed to the right type of light, it helps to align our daily rhythm or wake us up more easily. Light can also influence our daily performance. Especially in the working environment, light can be an...
master thesis 2012
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Ozkaramanli, D. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author)
The purpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of conflicting concerns to emotion-driven design and to demonstrate their translation into emotionally appealing design concepts. People have an endless number of concerns associated with everyday activities, which are challenging, if not impossible, to satisfy simultaneously. Therefore,...
journal article 2012
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Ozkaramanli, D. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author), Hekkert, P.P.M. (author)
The purpose of this paper is to increase our understanding of how insights in conflicting concerns can be used as an approach to design for subjective well-being. This is done through examining qualities of a conflict experience across three life domains: food, procrastination, and safe sex. Ten participants from various age groups and...
conference paper 2012
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Desmet, P.M.A. (author), Vastenburg, M.H. (author), Van Bel, D. (author), Romero Herrera, N.A. (author)
This paper presents ‘Pick-A-Mood’ (PAM), a cartoon-based pictorial instrument for reporting and expressing moods. The use of cartoon characters enables people to unambiguously and visually express or report their mood in a rich and easy-to-use way. PAM consists of three characters that each express eight different mood states, representing four...
conference paper 2012
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Nowok, B. (author), Van Ham, M. (author), Findlay, A.M. (author), Gayle, V. (author)
Marie Curie programme under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013) / Career Integration Grant n. PCIG10-GA-2011-303728 (CIG Grant NBHCHOICE, Neighbourhood choice, neighbourhood sorting, and neighbourhood effects). The majority of quantitative studies on the consequences of internal migration focus almost exclusively on...
journal article 2013
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De Couvreur, Lieven (author), Dejonghe, Walter (author), Detand, Jan (author), Goossens, R.H.M. (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...
journal article 2013
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Leuschner, K. (author)
Noise reduction in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is an important goal as it impacts the health and comfort of the critically ill patients as well as the health and concentration of staff. Research shows that a considerable amount of noise produced in the ICU can be influenced by ICU staff. However, until now there are no interventions that...
master thesis 2013
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Li, J. (author), De Ridder, H. (author), Vermeeren, A.P.O.S. (author), Conrado, C. (author), Martella, C. (author)
This paper investigates the needs or criteria for sustaining well-being in crowded situations through two focus group discussions with a total of ten participants. We conclude that pursuing crowd well-being could be divided into two different cases: one is obtaining the enhancement of the current state in normal situations, and the other is...
conference paper 2013
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Ortiz Nicolas, J.C. (author), Aurisicchio, M. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author)
This study reports qualitative research about how users experience great products. Eighteen interviews were conducted in which participants were asked to bring along a ‘great’ product that they own. During the interviews participants explained why they consider a product great and how they experience it. The experiences were categorised in two...
conference paper 2013
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Wang, Y.T. (author)
As the role of cross-continental air travel becomes increasingly crucial and common, the importance of in-flight comfort and experience also enhances. However, the current aircraft interior is commonly considered as providing an unpleasant and dreadful experience, especially in a long distance flight. Since the travel pattern and perceptions in...
master thesis 2013
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Van Beusekom, J. (author)
When a child is diagnosed with childhood cancer, parents tend to forget about their own well-being and focus totally on their child. In many cases, parents break during the two year treatment and get emotional problems. Mokkop is coffee mug that reminds parents to take a moment for themselves. Five times a day it lights up to trigger parents to...
master thesis 2013
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Kieft, C.R.M. (author)
This thesis describes the process and results of the graduation project “Design for Political Involvement” for the Masters’ course Design for Interaction. The project was executed for the political party D66. The goal of the project was to design a product that will increase the involvement of citizens in the political party D66 by the year 2018...
master thesis 2013
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Trevia, F.G. (author)
The work of my thesis represents the last phase of the GRIP project, a Governmental/Philips co-founded project which has been running for one year and a half before the beginning of this final stage in February 2013. The project involves several organizations such as TUDelft, TU/Eindhoven, Design Academy, Philips, Geestelijke Gezondheidszorg...
master thesis 2013
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