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Designing for Happiness A positive future for technology A SXSW 2016 PROPOSAL @paminthelab
But there is no getting away from it
Technology can make us happy in all the ways creative proud inspired admired confident hopeful compassionate smart validated respected relaxed encouraged brave connected delighted curious nurtured entertained amused empowered challenged engaged safe appreciated informed Change Sciences Research 2015
Happiness is… Pleasure and Purpose
When people feel happy using technology, the outcomes are positive for everyone Explore and interact More likely to return Share positive moments More likely to recommend Feel like we belong Feel good about ourselves Form an attachment Change Sciences Research 2015
What if we could design for Happiness?
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treats ✓ pets ✓ discovery ✓ ✓ adventure ✓ music ✓ surprises ✓ culture ✓ playing ✓ family nature ✓ winning ✓ free wifi ✓
The next phase for designing technology is Positive Design FRICTIONLESS DESIGN BEHAVIORAL DESIGN POSITIVE DESIGN
The Happy Path is not always direct remember express accomplish savor reflect anticipate sample
There are five factors of Positive Design AUTONOMY TRUST CONNECTION Ease of use, control, Security, respect, Identity, community, productivity, mastery privacy, authenticity relationships CREATIVITY Discovery, play, expression, making MEANING Continuity, learning, challenges, flow
Positive Design New capabilities Meaningful connection Wise decisions Healthy habits Maximum potential
Learn how to design for Happiness at SXSW 2016 Please VOTE A SXSW 2016 PROPOSAL @paminthelab