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Yoon, J. (author)
In human-product interactions, pleasure has many different shades. We can, for example, be proud of using an eco-friendly detergent, be all aflutter in anticipation of a planned trip when looking at a calendar application or experience a feeling of cathartic relief when playing a mobile phone game. Although these experiences are all pleasurable,...
doctoral thesis 2018
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De Francisco Vela, S (author), Marques Ribeiro daSilva Casais-Brinkman, M. (author)
Virtue is a fundamental aspect of well-being. Past research has proposed that emotional-driven design can be a powerful mediator towards supporting virtue. However, virtue-focused solutions generally target isolated actions. Here, using saving as an example of virtuous behavior we present a design cas —Billy Cash, a digital piggy bank that...
journal article 2018
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Marques Ribeiro daSilva Casais-Brinkman, M. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author)
The symbolic meaning of a product can contribute to people’s well-being. Previous research (Casais et al., 2016) has identified six distinct well-being enhancing symbolic meanings in products (based on Ryff, 1989): positive relations with others, personal growth, autonomy, environmental mastery, purpose in life, and self-acceptance. To support...
journal article 2018
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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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Ozkaramanli, D. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author)
Traditional design approaches stimulate the creation of products that make daily interactions more efficient, comfortable, and pleasant. In contrast, provocative design approaches, such as critical design, have a different focus: they aim to challenge the status quo through products that expose assumptions and stimulate discussion. In this paper...
conference paper 2016
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Duste, T. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author), van Grondelle, E.D. (author)
User well‐being is increasingly addressed in design and design research. Previous work has proposed a design for well-¬‐being framework that includes three main ingredients: pleasure, personal significance, and virtue. While useful for analysing the well-¬‐being impact of existing designs, it is difficult to use the framework as a resource in...
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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