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MCE conference: Not more, but more meaningful technology

Anna Pohlmeyer has been invited to give a talk at this year’s MCE conference. MCE is the largest Central and Eastern European technology conference, held in Warsaw for the past…

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Designer Manifesto – Anna Pohlmeyer at Design Matters

For the 20th edition of Design Matters at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam on February 23, design journalist Jeroen Junte will host an evening on the topic ‘Designer Manifesto’ and…

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Dilemma-driven Food Design

Do you want to listen to an online keynote that brings together dilemma-driven design and food design? Watch online either on the website of the Third International Conference on Food…

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Website of Dilemma-Driven Design

Delft Institute of Positive Design hosts many unique research and design projects. Dilemma-driven design is one of these projects that started in 2011 and has been growing. There is now…

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Designing for happiness: A workshop about symbolic meaning

At the Design and Emotion Conference 2016, a 90-minute workshop was conducted to accompany a short paper and a poster, aiming to communicate Mafalda’s research on happiness-related symbolic meaning, and disseminate the…

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Special Issue on Positive Computing

On July 4, “Psychology of Wellbeing” published a special issue on Positive Computing. For that issue Pieter Desmet acted as guest editor, in collaboration with Rafael Calvo, Dianne Vella-Brodrick, and…

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DIOPD @ DRS conference

DIOPD hosted a Positive Design workshop (June 27) at the DRS conference (Brighton, June 27-30). The workshop focused on design for well-being, discussing theory, tools, and techniques. Participants used the material on…

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DIOPD presented prototypes at the PhD day of IDE, TU Delft

This year’s PhD Day was built under the theme ‘Flip the faculty’, allowing the PhD candidates to discuss, confront, and predict the future of research at IDE. DIOPD’s PhD candidates…

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Launch of the Spanish edition of the Positive Design Reference Guide

During the 29th version of the International Book Fair in Bogota, Colombia (19 Apr – 2 May), the Spanish edition of the Positive Design Reference Guide by Simon Jimenez, Anna…

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Guest Lecturer at INTEC in The Dominican Republic

Santiago De Francisco Vela was invited to present his project “The meaningfulness of saving money” at INTEC, located in the Dominican Republic. INTEC is a technological institute that has an…

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DIOPD presents the design tool ‘emotionPrism’ at the Mind the Step exhibition during the Dutch Design Week

During the Dutch Design Week (Sat 17 Oct – Sun 25 Oct), DIOPD participates in the exhibition ‘Mind the Step’. Jay Yoon, Pieter Desmet and Anna Pohlmeyer will show a…

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DIOPD contributes to the launch event of the Dutch Positive Psychology Journal

On October 15, the Tijdschrift Positieve Psychology (Positive Psychology Journal; in Dutch) will be launched with a dedicated conference on Positive Psychology. DIOPD has been invited to organise a session on Positive Design at…

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DIOPD contributes to the 2015 Rotterdam Route of Happiness

The DIOPD has been invited to contribute to the “2015 Rotterdam Route of Happiness.” For two days, this route focuses on the happiness of all Rotterdam inhabitants with a host…

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The positive design award

The Positive Design Award Are you a creative? Do you and /or your team design the best new Positive Product? Do you want to win the Joolz Positive Design Award of…

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Happy Cities

On May 20, Pieter Desmet gave a keynote lecture at the Spring Event of the Dutch Regional Science Association. The theme of the event was “Happy Cities.” The event was…

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Design for symbolic meaning that supports user happiness

University of Twente organizes CuriousU, a summer school on health and happiness that aims to develop an understanding of how to improve health and well-being through technological interventions. The courses…

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Positive Design continues to inspire! InnovationLab and DIOPD collaborated on a project called Happy City

InnovationLab is a project designed as a laboratory in which bachelor students, PhD researchers, and experts from various fields can think about and design for the “city of the future”,…

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Launch of the Positive Design Reference Guide

On March 20, the United Nations ‘International Day of Happiness’, Simon Jimenez, Anna Pohlmeyer, and Pieter Desmet launched the Positive Design Reference Guide. The guide provides anyone who is interested…

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CRISP#4 magazine “Well, well, well, …”

The magazine of the Creative Industry Scientific Programme CRISP dedicated an entire issue to the topic of Design for Well-Being. Anna Pohlmeyer and Pieter Desmet were invited as guest editors…

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‘From User Experiences to Human Experiences’ at UX week 2014

On September 12, Anna Pohlmeyer gave an invited main stage presentation at the international conference ‘UX week 2014’ in San Francisco. Since 2003, UX week is a yearly conference that…

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Positive Design Day at ECPP 2014

Positive psychologists sometimes advise that not too much ought to be expected from the contributions to subjective well-being made by consumer products. ‘Positive Design’ challenges this view. It was a…

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Workshop on Dilemma-driven Design!

9th International Design & Emotion Conference will take place in Colombia this year, where practitioners, researchers and industry leaders will meet and exchange knowledge and insights concerning the field of…

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Special Issue on ‘Design for Subjective Well-Being’

Together with Jodi Forlizzi from Carnegie Mellon University, Pieter Desmet and Anna Pohlmeyer co-edited a special issue on ‘Design for Subjective Well-Being’ in the International Journal of Design. The issue…

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Positive Design Day | Exhibitions

Happy Trolley | Carlita Kooman & Pieter Desmet The award ceremony for the happy trolley contest took place on May 24, during the Positive Design Day. The chair of the…

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New tools page online

Following our official launch on 24 May 2013, we have unveiled the new DIoPD tools page. Each of the tools are intended to assist in some aspect of Positive Design.…

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New project started: Applying Reversal theory to redesign the air travel experience

On 1 March, three graduation students started a 6-9 months project in which they will apply Reversal theory to design a better in-flight experience for KLM, with a special focus…

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Call for Papers I Special Issue on “Designing for Subjective Wellbeing”

Pieter Desmet, Anna Pohlmeyer, and Jodi Forlizzi (Carnegie Mellon University) are acting as guest editors of a special issue on “Designing for Subjective Wellbeing” in the International Journal of Design. Full…

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Design Competition | Happy Trolley

Click for a larger view GENERAL INFORMATION All information about the competition will be provided through the DIOPD website only (www.diopd.org/happytrolley). All communication will be in English. An example trolley…

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Delft Institute of Positive Design participates the Intensive Programme (IP) “Co-Constructing Healthy Experiences”

On behalf of the IDE Delft Institute of Positive Design (DIOPD), Pieter Desmet and Anna Pohlmeyer participated in the successful application of this IP project, which focuses on the (health and)…

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DFI Graduation Assignment

The Delft Institute of Positive Design has got a new graduation assignment: Enhancing Happiness in Office Surroundings Introduction Office workers spend a substantial portion of their time in an office…

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Emotion Videos

This year Gert Pasman together with Lenneke Kuijer and Rob Maas (BK) have been running the new Bachelor elective IO3045 “Video for Designers”, in which students are trained to understand, apply and experience the…

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IDE Emotional Design involved in new format NOS ‘Journaal’

Two weeks ago, the NOS launched a new format set for their flagship news show – the Eight ‘O Clock News. The inspiration for these changes came partly from a…

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Collaborate!

Would you like to understand how to develop products and services that contribute to the well-being of users? Would you like to have an impact on happiness? DIoPD offers a…

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New postdoc researcher: Irene Kamp

After studying Industrial Design Engineering in Delft, Irene worked as a freelance designer on various comfort related projects. During her PhD project she worked at BMW in Munich and studied…

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Moral Persuasion

TEDx Hogeschool Utrecht; Utrecht, Netherlands;  November 8th, 2011 The first TEDxHU edition was held on the 8th of November on Moral Persuasion. Everyone is talking about doing good for others…

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TinyTask research started

The tinytask research will start this month… The students & hans are preparing the research! Exciting…

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