Tools

Below you can find a list of Positive Design tools. Some can be used for inspiration (e.g. the poster collection and emotion rainbow database), and others can be used to measure emotions, moods, or well-being (such as PrEmo and PAM). Explore, and pick those that are of use to you! We are interested to hear your feedback and/or experiences.

Dilemma Co-Exploration Toolkit

This toolkit is created to serve as a creativity tool when designers and domain experts work together to identify dilemmas. Co-exploration is a procedure that can be used to collaboratively formulate…

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Book of Dilemmas for Designers

How do designers search for dilemmas? How do they know which dilemmas to address? How can they generate ideas to address them? This booklet is designed to support user-centered designers in…

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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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Slow Design Book of Inspiration

Slow Design is a design philosophy that aims at supporting well-being for individuals, society, and the natural environment. It encourages people in doing things at the right time and with…

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Design for Community Well-Being Guide

This booklet introduces the topic of ‘community well-being’. In recent years, interest in the relationship between design and human well-being has grown. However, resulting methods are mostly suitable when designing…

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Positive Emotional Granularity Cards

Positive emotional granularity tool is developed to facilitate an understanding of nuances in 25 different positive emotions. The tool consists of 25 cards that incorporate definitions of emotion labels, eliciting…

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Design for Well-Being Poster

This poster is part of a series created and published by the Delft Institute of Positive Design. The series aim to inspire designers and design students who aspire to develop…

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Emotion Rainbow

The “Emotion Rainbow” is an online database that enables you to explore the world of positive emotions in relation to human-product interactions. The dynamic interface guides you through the world…

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Pick-A-Mood pictorial tool for mood measurement

Pick-A-Mood is a character-based pictorial scale for mood expression and measurement. The cartoon characters enable people to express their moods quickly, intuitively, and accurately. Pick-A-Mood consists of three sets of…

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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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TinyTask

TinyTask is product-service system in which an extensive collection of key chain coins is gradually distributed to users. Each coin represents a unique small (tiny) assignments that persuade users to…

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PrEmo (Product Emotion Measurement Instrument)

PrEmo is a non-verbal self-report instrument that measures seven positive and seven negative emotions. The unique strength of PrEmo is that it combines two qualities: it measures distinct emotions and…

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