Welcome, reader! You have either discovered this blog in its very early hours, or you have browsed back in time through all the posts until you arrived at this: the very first post on this blog. Both ways, congratulations! I hope you will enjoy reading about my graduation project on Design for Happiness.
To start off, I am looking for products that contribute to people’s happiness. I can imagine that everyone has a product which they love to use, or look at. For me personally it’s my old Ovation acoustic guitar. I received it from my dad as a gift for finishing high-school. It’s a second-hand guitar with some cracks in it, it’s a bit vintage (1979) and it sounds great! I believe that it specifically makes me happy because it helps me to develop my skills as a guitarist, and enables me to experience flow*.
What products make you especially happy, and why? If you want to, please post a picture of your product and a reason why it contributes to your happiness. And don’t shy away if a cheese-grater or other less obvious product really makes you happy. I’m interested in your personal opinion.
* Flow is a state of mind where your skills are exactly matched with the challenge you pursue. For a quick explanation of the concept, visit this page.