Beauty Ideals – A Critical Note

Posted on Sep 30, 2020 in Student Projects

Context Factually, we have gotten more beautiful over the last decades, but the dissatisfaction about the way we look has never been bigger, states associate professor Liesbeth Woertman in her…

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Project title: Dot Bot – Searching for a positive white cane experience

Posted on Sep 24, 2020 in Student Projects

Introduction VIPs (Visually Impaired People) are facing impairment related issues in various life areas. In the core of many of the adverse effects are issues with mobility. To move around…

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Meaningful Voice Interactions: How to design smart speakers that foster well-being

Posted on Jul 12, 2020 in Student Projects

Introduction What is the impact of smart speakers on our well-being? With an expected global installed base of 325 million units in 2020 (Advanced Television, 2020), smart speakers continue to…

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Happiness within organizations

Posted on Apr 22, 2020 in Student Projects > Uncategorized

Subjective well-being is one of the key elements to enhance creativity, innovation and productivity. A common misconception regarding well-being at a workplace is a focus on physical health and mental…

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Twenty moods: A holistic typology of human mood states

Posted on Mar 21, 2020 in Tools & Methods

Introduction Designers have been long fascinated and inspired by the phenomenon of human mood. Nevertheless, a barrier that has been preventing them from adequately leveraging relevant opportunities is the current…

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The power of placebo – Designing for contextual healing: Fostering placebo mechanisms by increasing patients’ belief in physiotherapeutic hand treatments

Posted on Jan 27, 2020 in Student Projects

Introduction Do you remember a moment in which an element or event during a medical treatment gave you increased confidence that you would get better soon? Maybe it was the…

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Design for taboo of menstruation and well-being of women in India

Posted on Jan 02, 2020 in Student Projects

Taboos and stigmas are like ‘’open public secrets’’ and often dealing with these topics can be challenging due to the negative societal view. However, taboos and stigmas can have a…

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Positive Strategic Design (PSD)

Posted on Dec 21, 2019 in Tools & Methods

PSD is a website and card-set that offer insight into knowledge and opportunities regarding positive design in business and organizational solutions. These opportunities, along with a How-To Guide, help the…

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Positive Strategic Design: The creation of a design tool that facilitates positive organizational and business development

Posted on Dec 21, 2019 in Student Projects

Opportunity Design problems are increasing in complexity and companies are recognizing that their strategies should adapt from a business focus to a human focus. Creating a valuable user experience is…

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The future of the municipal service center: a focus on well-being and experience

Posted on Dec 21, 2019 in Student Projects

Introduction The municipal service center may be considered as the front desk of the municipality. In this physical location (figure 1) citizens can arrange products such as passports, driver’s licenses…

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A mental model approach to design: The development of a new framework on design for behavioural change

Posted on Dec 10, 2019 in Student Projects

Opportunity In this complex world that we live in, we are continually modeling what we see around -and within- us. Everyone has simplified explanations in their mind about how the…

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Vitesse Buiten Spel: Balancing entertainment and social value to create relatedness and belonging among the younger supporters

Posted on Nov 05, 2019 in Student Projects

Introduction The social function football used to provide was what sociologists call “socialization”: the modification of the child’s behavior as they mature, and their assimilation into a grown-up world through…

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Designing Emotions that Last

Posted on Nov 05, 2019 in Student Projects

The Project was Featured at the Design United Exhibition within Dutch Design Week 2019 Introduction One of the ways to attain sustainability is to extend the service life of products,…

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Design for resilience-focused mood regulation during menstruation

Posted on Oct 29, 2019 in Student Projects

At universities, approximately 20% of all female students is menstruating at any given time., many of them battling with both physical and psychological discomfort. 50 to 90% of all women…

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Sexuality and Intimacy Healthcare for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

Posted on Oct 29, 2019 in Student Projects

Assignment The assignment was to design a patient-centered concept that facilitates the conversation on sexuality and intimacy for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) with Cancer, and to provide them with…

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Ahrend Portrait: a design to foster interdisciplinary prosocial behaviors in office environments

Posted on May 25, 2019 in Projects > Student Projects

Overview Work-life-balance is becoming increasingly important in today’s job market. Young professionals actively search for jobs that promote their well-being. The concept of well-being encompasses not just physical health. Psychological health, such as…

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Ginnasio

Posted on May 25, 2019 in Projects > Student Projects

Overview This graduation project is a demonstration of the potentialities of a theory-based approach to design for mood regulation, which is based on the belief that design can influence mood by…

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Walkmen – A mobility tool that supports visually impaired people to experience a feeling of autonomy.

Posted on May 24, 2019 in Projects > Student Projects

Overview Design for autonomy  When glasses or contact lenses are not sufficient enough to correct someone’s vision, visually impairment is diagnosed. Especially when it comes to mobility, visually impaired people (VIPs)…

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Increasing the involvement of citizens in political elections

Posted on May 11, 2019 in Projects > Student Projects

Overview During the Dutch national elections of September 2012, I became aware of how frequently political opinion polls fluctuated. Moreover, one week before the elections, many people still had no…

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(Food) design for bliss

Posted on Apr 15, 2019 in Projects > Student Projects

Overview Starting point  The eating context in high-class restaurants is already thoroughly designed to enable blissful eating experiences. However, these experiences are only available to a few people while the…

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Improving passenger boarding experience by stimulating positive mood through aircraft interior design

Posted on Nov 12, 2018 in Projects > Student Projects

Overview When we are boarding or entering an airplane, sometimes we are excited and sometimes we are tired and grumpy. Depending on our mood, the way we experience the flight…

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Design for Happiness Deck

To design for happiness sounds like a grand undertaking. Some might even say an overly ambitious one – but we disagree. We believe that explicitly focusing on customer happiness is…

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Billy Cash: Digital piggy bank for meaningful saving behavior

Posted on Jul 03, 2018 in Publications

Abstract 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.…

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Book of Dilemmas for Designers

How do designers search for dilemmas? How do they know which dilemmas to address? How can they generate ideas to address them? This booklet is designed to support user-centered designers in…

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Dilemma-driven Food Design

Do you want to listen to an online keynote that brings together dilemma-driven design and food design? Watch online either on the website of the Third International Conference on Food…

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Website of Dilemma-Driven Design

Delft Institute of Positive Design hosts many unique research and design projects. Dilemma-driven design is one of these projects that started in 2011 and has been growing. There is now…

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