Diseño positivo durante una pandemia: Redescubriendo el disfrute a través de actividades diarias

Translated title of the contribution: Positive design during a pandemic: Rediscovering enjoyment through daily activities

P.M.A. Desmet, S.E. Orçun

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The covid-19 pandemic has led to a worldwide health crisis with a major negative impact on the subjective well-being oflarge populations. over time, people, including non-vulnerable groups such as healthy young adults, were found to entera state of languishing: neither depressed nor flourishing, but stuck in between. the current manuscript describes a design case that aimed to contribute to young adults’ well-being within the limits of governmental measures with a well-being supporting design intervention. informed by the humanistic perspective on flourishing, the design focused on the enjoyment
experienced when fulfilling psychological needs. the resulting design, unravel, is a toolkit that enables the user torediscover how even simple daily activities (such as cooking) can serve as a platform for exploring and experimenting with
one’s personal need fulfillment. the case can inform designers (and design researchers) with an example of a structuredapproach to design that focuses on the fulfilment of psychological needs.
Translated title of the contributionPositive design during a pandemic: Rediscovering enjoyment through daily activities
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)12-29
Number of pages18
JournalBase Diseño e Innovación
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • COVID-19
  • Design-intervention
  • Well-being
  • Psychological needs


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