Fluxible Workshop with Pamela Pavliscak

How to Design for Happiness

9:30am – 1:00pm Friday 23 Sep 2016
Communitech Hub

Our understanding of happiness, especially when it comes to technology, is becoming more nuanced. Policy makers, employers, and city designers are learning that happiness creates sustainability. Countries are balancing the GDP with global happiness measures. This session explores what makes people happiest when they use technology, based on the latest research, and how that can impact design.

Here’s what we will do:

  • Learn the principles of designing for happiness
  • Consider measures to underpin a well-being strategy
  • Go through a framework for well-being
  • Happy design sprint!
  • Pivot, consider ways to evoke and amplify happiness
  • Consider a future of rich experience and sustainable engagement

This workshop is sold out.

About Pamela Pavliscak
Founder of Change Sciences

Sometimes, incongruous pairings lead to intriguing possibilities. Clearly data and emotions aren’t obvious bedfellows — a notion that was explored to varying degrees of dramatic and comedic effect on multiple Star Trek episodes over the decades. Clearly the intriguing possibilities are many and deep, and we’re as pleased as we can be that those possibilities are of interest to Pamela Pavliscak (pav-li-check).

Pamela is a design researcher and data scientist specializing in emotional intelligence, the science of happiness, and positive design. She is founder of Change Sciences, a research think tank focused on humanizing technology for Chase, NBC Universal, Virgin, and many others. Pamela is writing Designing for Happiness (O’Reilly, 2016) and has spoken at SXSW, Future of Web Design, and Collision.

Please welcome Pamela to the Fluxible family. And ask her for a scientific explanation of why we’re so happy to have her!