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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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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<br/>human happiness. This paper presents the development of a card set for designers aiming to inspire design...
conference paper 2016
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Marques Ribeiro daSilva Casais-Brinkman, 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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Marques Ribeiro Da Silva Cas, M. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author)
Because products are often discarded while still fully functioning, it may be possible to support durability with design that stimulates a more enduring product-owner relationship. This paper is based on the proposition that one promising approach to support such prolonged relevance is by developing products with a higher predisposition for the...
conference paper 2015
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Fenko, A. (author), Schifferstein, H.N.J. (author)
Creating pleasurable products requires understanding of the influence of sensory product properties on affective user experience and symbolic meaning of products. This paper gives an overview of a series of studies, in which we investigated the impact of sensory product properties (color, material, sound, smell, and taste) on affective user...
conference paper 2012
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