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Van Stam, B. (author)
This study focuses on the concept of bonus factors in office buildings. Bonus factors are those elements of a building which have positive psychological effects on the building user: the office employee. In a literature review, six bonus factors are found: daylight, outside view, the use of plants inside, a natural climate which is both adaptive...
master thesis 2015
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Slooten, L.Z. (author)
This graduation project aims to find a housing solution for these solitary kept rabbits. This was done by identifying the needs and wants of the solitary kept rabbits and their care takers, which concluded in recommendations for the rabbit hutch. After that, an iterative design project started in which different shapes of hutches were tested, as...
master thesis 2014
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Petermans, A. (author), Pohlmeyer, A.E. (author)
Can interior environments engage people in pleasurable and meaningful experiences and thereby have a positive influence on their happiness? This paper discusses why and how interior architects might want to consider implementing ideas in relation to ‘design for subjective well-being’. Despite of people being the ingredients that bring life to...
conference paper 2014
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Jiminez, S. (author), Pohlmeyer, A.E. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author), Huzen, B.M.A. (author)
This paper discusses an approach to possibility-driven design as an alternative to traditional problem-driven design approaches. the first parts discuss merits and challenges when design- ing for possibilities, and present some examples of existing design theories that exemplify the potential contribution of this view on design. Next, a five...
conference paper 2014
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Van Zuthem, H.M. (author)
This report describes the graduation project ‘Design for community well-being’ of Hester van Zuthem, Design for Interaction at Delft University of Technology. The project is executed in collaboration with the Amsterdam urban community ‘Stadsdorp Nieuwmarkt’ (SNDM), Waag Society, and Delft Institute Of Positive Design. ‘Community well-being’ is a...
master thesis 2014
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Duste, T.F. (author)
This graduation project redefines the interior of a Car2Go vehicle by using Design for happiness as explorative research. Design for Happiness is a fairly new term in the design world and is increasingly applied, though there is still no existing methodology. The outcomes of this report will be used as a case study for a scientific paper at the...
master thesis 2014
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Ploum, I.D.J.M. (author)
This project started off with gathering information on gratitude: what it is, how it can be practiced and how it contributes to subjective well-being. Amongst scientific papers, two specifically interesting books can be found: Gratitude works! (Emmons, R. A., 2013) and The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want ...
master thesis 2014
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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 introduces the concept of crowd well-being and the needs for sustaining it. Crowd well-being can be interpreted as crowd members’ evaluations on their emotional reactions, moods and judgments they form about their satisfactions, goals or needs fulfillment in a crowded situation according to the definition of subjective well-being by...
conference paper 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
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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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Jimenez, S. (author)
This Masters graduation report presents how design methodology founded on theories of positive psychology can be used to design for happiness in an office setting. Office workers spend a substantial portion of their time in an office environment. This environment should be designed to be safe, efficient and comfortable. According to the World...
master thesis 2013
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Bontenbal, A. (author)
The Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam started a project in 2010 with the aim to increase the wellbeing of ROC-students by stimulating purposeful behavior. Compared to other students their age, ROC-students experience a worse physical and mental health. Theories on well-being suggest pursuing intrinsic authentic goals contributes to mental...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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