A big box of happiness

On 14 March 2013 (International Pi Day), the Waag building was the arena for a design day around the theme of happiness.

In many of our projects design for happiness plays an implicit, yet important role. We always strive to empower people to enhance the quality of their lives with the things we develop. But what is happiness actually, and what role can designers play to help people to increase their happiness? How can you get insight in what really motivates and drives people, and respond to this? Is it possible to develop products and services that, when people use them, contribute to their perception of happiness? In a one-day pressure cooker all Waag employees joined forces to work in groups on the design of a ‘box of happiness’.

The research on design for happiness is conducted in the context of the project COMMIT.