The Positive Practice Canvas – Gathering Inspiration for Wellbeing-Driven Design

Monday 1 October 2018
Organisers or author: 
Holger Klapperich, Matthias Laschke, Marc Hassenzahl

Full paper.

The goal of a wellbeing-driven approach to technology design is to improve peoples’ everyday lives by providing enjoyable and meaningful experiences. While models and frameworks to disentangle the complex interplay between wellbeing and technology exist, most of these remain rather abstract. What seems required are methods and tools to support designers/developers with identifying concrete opportunites to improve wellbeing through design. This paper introduces the Positive Practice Canvas (PPC) as such a tool. The PPC is an interview guide and notepad to gather instances of especially enjoyable and meaningful practices. We introduce our particular approach to wellbeing-driven design, describe and discuss the PPC as well as resulting insights in detail.