Designing Moments of Meaning and Pleasure . Experience Design and Happiness

  title={Designing Moments of Meaning and Pleasure . Experience Design and Happiness},
  author={Marc Hassenzahl and Kai Eckoldt and Sarah Diefenbach and Matthias Laschke and Eva Lenz and Joonhwan Kim},
The pursuit of individual happiness is central to life. Surprisingly, psychology did not study it extensively until only a decade ago. In 2000, Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi noted: “[P]sychologists have scant knowledge of what makes life worth living” (p. 5) and accordingly started Positive Psychology. Since then the empirical study of happiness has gained significant momentum (e.g., Kahneman, 1999, 2011; Lopez & Snyder, 2009; Lyubomirsky, 2007; Seligman, 2011). Borrowing from Lyubomirsky (2007… CONTINUE READING
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