Negative Emotion Typology

To practice positive design, we need to understand the full spectrum of emotions. With this tool, you can compare, analyze, read comics, and watch movies about 36 different negative emotions.…

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New tools page online

Posted on May 31, 2013 in News

Following our official launch on 24 May 2013, we have unveiled the new DIoPD tools page. Each of the tools are intended to assist in some aspect of Positive Design.…

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Design with Dilemmas

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 in Project Repository > Projects > Research Projects

Our everyday life is saturated with personal dilemmas. Do I really want that extra piece of pie even though I am trying to maintain a slim waistline? Should I really…

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The happiness factor of products

Many companies claim to make you happy with their products for example Ola (ice creams) introduced  “Happiness Stations”, Center parks tourism offers “A state of Happiness” and you will discover…

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Darker shades of joy: The contribution of negative emotion in rich product experiences

Posted on Feb 02, 2013 in Project Repository > Projects > Research Projects

This project investigates the opportunities to enrich product experiences with negative emotions. ‘User experience‘ is the combination of feelings, thoughts, motivations, and behaviors that people experience while interacting with a…

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Design for Loss

Project Team: • Wan Jou She: PhD candidate – w.she@tudelft.nl • Pieter Desmet: Promoter, professor – P.M.A.Desmet@tudelft.nl • Rick Schifferstein: Daily supervisor, associate professor – H.N.J.Schifferstein@tudelft.nl   Introduction Relationship loss…

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Design Competition | Happy Trolley

Click for a larger view GENERAL INFORMATION All information about the competition will be provided through the DIOPD website only (www.diopd.org/happytrolley). All communication will be in English. An example trolley…

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Rich experience qualities

Generally speaking, negative emotions are unpleasant. When looking closer however, this is not always the case. Negative emotions can have several behavioral, social or experiential benefits that are linked to…

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Effect of Design on Mood

Posted on Nov 07, 2012 in Openings

We developed a picture scale that measures mood in a quick and user-friendly way. The aim of this study is to (a) test the test the tool by comparing it…

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Happiness profiles for products

Posted on Nov 07, 2012 in Openings

Currently we are working on developing a happiness profiling tool for products. The aim of this tool is to get an indication of the contribution to enduring happiness of a…

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Diversity of Happiness & Diversity of Design

Posted on Nov 07, 2012 in Openings

Design for happiness can be targeted to enhance different components of subjective well-being – some are more of hedonic, some more of eudaimonic nature. Furthermore, different roles that design can…

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Meaningful Design

Posted on Nov 07, 2012 in Openings

We are working on a classification of ways in which design can contribute to well-being. The aim of the study is to collect examples of meaningful products and see how…

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Design for Happiness

A framework – the Design Well-Being Matrix – will be presented that combines theoretical aspects of positive psychology and ataxonomy of design roles, illustrating numerous design opportunities. There is no single,…

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DFI Graduation Assignment

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 in News

The Delft Institute of Positive Design has got a new graduation assignment: Enhancing Happiness in Office Surroundings Introduction Office workers spend a substantial portion of their time in an office…

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Negative emotions for Social change

Posted on Aug 23, 2012 in Collaboration projects

How can designers use negative emotions in product experiences that have a positive impact? In this Design & Emotion pre-conference workshop, twenty students from TU Delft and Central Saint Martins…

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A kind ATM named John

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 in Projects > Student Projects

The introduction of “near field communication” technology has made it possible for people to withdraw money by simply holding their smartphone up to an ATM. This radical new way of interacting with cashpoints…

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Emotion Videos

Posted on Jul 12, 2012 in News

This year Gert Pasman together with Lenneke Kuijer and Rob Maas (BK) have been running the new Bachelor elective IO3045 “Video for Designers”, in which students are trained to understand, apply and experience the…

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Collaborate!

Posted on May 03, 2012 in News

Would you like to understand how to develop products and services that contribute to the well-being of users? Would you like to have an impact on happiness? DIoPD offers a…

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D&E for Pepsico Chicago

Posted on May 03, 2012 in Collaboration projects

In december 2011 twenty students of the elective Design for emotion and subjective well-being went to Chicago to do a special case-study in collaboration with Pepsico. Thanks to the inspiring…

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Motivating quieter behavior in ICU’s

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 in Projects > Student Projects

Delirium is a condition often found in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. It describes a collection of symptoms such as disability to focus, disorientation and impaired cognition such as failing…

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Design for pride

Posted on Mar 22, 2012 in Projects > Student Projects

This project is about designing interactions between people and products which let people experience specific emotions and covers both theory (Boehner, DePaula, Dourish, & Sengers, 2007; Demir, Desmet, & Hekkert,…

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Slow design

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 in Projects > Student Projects

Slow Design is a design philosophy that aims at supporting people in doing things at the right time and with the right speed, in order to help them to understand and…

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Improving the welfare of pigs

Posted on Mar 09, 2012 in Projects > Student Projects

At this moment there are twelve million pigs in the Netherlands, housed in the barren circumstances of the intensive farming industry. Most of these pigs are bored. Within the project “Improving…

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New postdoc researcher: Irene Kamp

Posted on Feb 17, 2012 in News

After studying Industrial Design Engineering in Delft, Irene worked as a freelance designer on various comfort related projects. During her PhD project she worked at BMW in Munich and studied…

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Towards happiness: possibility-driven design

Posted on Feb 17, 2012 in Publications

This chapter suggest possibility-driven design as an alternative to the common problem-driven approach. A first part explores the concept of “possibilities” and how it relates to happiness and well-being. We…

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The traumas of isolation cells

Posted on Feb 17, 2012 in Projects > Student Projects

The Netherlands is the winner when it comes to seclusion of patients with mental disorders (psychosis and autism). Each year 18.000 patients end up in these little rooms spending days, weeks…

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The adventure of a hospitalization

Posted on Feb 17, 2012 in Projects > Student Projects

A hospital is a place where, at times, negative emotions can not be avoided. To transform these negative emotions into a more pleasurable experience for child and family, the Adventurer’s…

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Tiny Tasks

Posted on Feb 17, 2012 in Projects > Student Projects

The main goal of this project was to explore opportunities for design in the field of positive psychology. Design has a way of making things concrete, understandable and engaging. These…

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House of happiness

Posted on Jan 23, 2012 in Collaboration projects

People want to be happy: a happy life is a desirable life. Can you design for that? In other words, can you design products that make a positive contribution to…

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The happiness kitchen

Posted on Jan 01, 2012 in Collaboration projects

People want to be happy: a happy life is a desirable life. Can you design for that? In other words, can you design products that make a positive contribution to…

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Three levels of product emotion

Posted on Feb 22, 2010 in Publications

This paper introduces an approach to emotion driven design that was based on the process that underlies emotional responses to consumer products. Three levels, and nine associated classes of product-evoked…

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Special Issue Editorial: Design & Emotion

Posted on Feb 22, 2009 in Publications

This ‘emotional’ issue marks the 10th anniversary of the International Design & Emotion Society. In November 1999, the society was established after an event organized in Delft that became known…

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Framework of Product Experience

Posted on Feb 22, 2007 in Publications

In this paper, we introduce a general framework for product experience that applies to all affective responses that can be experienced in human-product interaction. Three distinct components or levels of…

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