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Pohlmeyer, A.E. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author)
In this chapter, we outline why and how design can (and cannot) support the sustainable wellbeing of individuals and communities. Building on findings of well-being researchers, we first address the reasons why material well-being, as experienced through the consumpfion and ownership of products and goods, does not necessarily contribute to...
book chapter 2017
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Marques Ribeiro daSilva Casais, M. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author)
Material possessions with happiness-related symbolic meanings can provide a contribution to subjective well-being (happiness), because they remind owners of memories, achievements, or aspirations. Such possessions provide an anchor for personally meaningful narratives, help in the construction and communication of self-identity, represent...
conference paper 2016
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Jacobse, C.L.M. (author), Pohlmeyer, A.E. (author), Boess, S.U. (author)
This paper introduces a design approach for co-wellbeing. We exemplify how design enables designers to facilitate a meaningful interaction between two diverse groups of people with different pleasures, needs, concerns, strengths and virtues. Given that people meet each other constantly in daily interactions, it is relevant to look at these...
conference paper 2016
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Marques Ribeiro daSilva Casais-Brinkman, M. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author)
Using design to improve the lives of people towards a positive flourishing state is the main premise of Positive Design. Our contribution to this growing field focuses on making use of the symbolic meaning that design can have to bolster
human happiness. This paper presents the development of a card set for designers aiming to inspire design...
conference paper 2016
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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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De Francisco Vela, S. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author), Casais, M. (author)
The act of saving money can connect one’s present state to a meaningful future state, especially if we consider money not as a direct source of happiness, but as a resource for engaging in meaningful activities. To explore how design can contribute to making the act of saving more meaningful, we conducted two studies. The first consisted of...
conference paper 2014
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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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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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Ruitenberg, H.P. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author)
This paper presents an exploration of how knowledge drawn from the positive psychology domain can be used to design products and services that contribute to the happiness of the users. Two distinctions are proposed to structure initiatives in well-being driven design: activity- versus product-focus, and promise- versus problem-focus. A design...
conference paper 2012
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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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Escobar Tello, C. (author), Bhamra, T. (author)
SLEUTH is an initiative born out of the need to bring universities towards more happy and sustainable lifestyles. It is the ‘real life’ application of the resulting conceptual design from the main study of the "Design for Happiness" PhD research project. This aims to identify and propose the design characteristics which compose a product,...
conference paper 2010
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Schot, M. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author), Van Dijk, M.B. (author), Schoone-Harmsen, M. (author)
In this paper a design approach is introduced for designing products to increase happiness. Happiness reflects the degree to which people’s concerns are fulfilled. Based on this fact, a framework of all human concerns was created. After that, the framework was applied to a telehomecare case. Telehomecare products release the pressure on...
conference paper 2009
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Duarte, A. (author)
conference paper 2009
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