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This month, I am facilitating an exciting event, organised by Architecting Happiness in Barcelona. Title of this co-creative workshop is: Meaningful Metrics for a Moment-to-Moment Life. Would love to see you there! Thursday, April 30th, 2015. Time: 9-14h. Venue: TBC Limited to 25 participants In a quantifying world, the qualified self becomes ever more relevant. When it is less about …

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A while ago I had this interesting  discussion with someone who is in the manufacturing engineering  business, partly in China. They are struggling with cultural differences  in the process causing negative influences on the user experience with the final  product. What may shift is the design intent of the OEM and/or the product  designer (in many cases their clients use independent third party  …

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How a focus on emotion-driven design can help Experience-driven design, central in the work I do, has a particular focus on the impact of design on the experience with a product. Something that is becoming more important within this field is the impact of products on people’s general health, well-being and happiness. This shift in concern, I think, can partially …

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Marco van Hout - Design and Emotion 2014 - Bogota Colombia

From 6-10 October, the 9th International Conference on Design & Emotion took place in Bogota, Colombia. As co-chair, I had the honour to open the conference on behalf of the organising committee and the Design & Emotion Society. Please find below a transcript of the speech: Opening ceremony Design & Emotion 2014 – The Colors of Care Dear delegates, as …

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This interview with me was originally published in Ideia Magazine in Portuguese (Brazil). Below, you can read the English translation. In the Media section, you can download the original. I talk about what emotional design is, how organisations can adopt it, what methods and approaches can be used and what the Design and Emotion Society stands for. ID: What can we …

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At MediaLAB Amsterdam, we are currently experimenting with new ways to optimise the way the multidisciplinary (student) teams work on their projects in the lab. In order to do so, we have recently added scrum as agile work-form to the context of our regular human centered design/ Design Thinking process. Already after two months, this is giving us interesting insights …

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You, Your Quantified Self, and the Quantified Others

This post was inspired by a conversation I recently had with a MediaLAB student. It made me think about the effect of quantifying yourself on others, perhaps those that do not quantify themselves, but are possible victims of your self-knowledge. Here, I would like to discuss two perspectives: First, what impact can a quantified-everyone have on us? Second, as described, …

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