Designing products and services that increase the well-being of individuals and communities
Technical innovations have increasingly become infused with design. But not necessarily contribute to the well-being of individuals or society. Positive design is about the responsibility as design researchers to generate knowledge that enables designers to formulate effective strategies in contributing to the happiness of people. It should not only help designers in their attempts to deliberately design for meaningful product-user relationships, but ultimately also to design products that contribute to a healthy society: to make the world a better place. The Delft Institute of Positive Design has been established in 2011 to support designers in their efforts to design responsibly. For more information visit: www.diopd.org.
People involved: Pieter Desmet and Anna Pohlmeyer (Faculty of IDE)