Design & Happiness
View into the Future: Designing Happiness
The everyday life is often perceived as monotone. To make coffee, to brush your teeth or to cook, these are routinely procedures that are very often even perceived as annoying. Psychological studies found that experiences make people happier than material goods or wealth. Why should not every person try to transform his or her everyday activities into many small nice experiences? As well as the psychologist Marc Hassenzahl is searching for the perfect moment in everyday activities, every person should individually for himself decide which everyday activities he can convert into a meaningful moment. The aim is to figure out the effects of certain everyday activities in order to create an interaction between human and product and make happy experiences. Thus it is possible to design happiness!
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