Our approach is to explore how this available knowledge can be implemented in design processes. We aim to develop applied knowledge, tools, and techniques that enable and support design practitioners in well-being-driven design. In addition, these results will be used to develop design education; to increase the abilities of design students to actively pursue the goal of contributing to the flourishing of their products’ users.
Our approach combines scientific values with design values: we aim to uncover universal human principles in the relationship between design and human flourishing, using positivist methods, in a way that supports and inspires (rather than confuses and limits) designers. We do not claim to have the ability to ‘unravel the magic of design’ but believe in the inspirational value of studying this magic, the aim provides structure and a clear direction for our research activities.