|None||Happiness ignored||Most applications today - no attempt to make users happy|
|Passive (reactive)||As issues are found which effect happiness, features are redesigned||Comment systems allowing anonymous comments. As anonymous comments filled with negativity, comment systems evolved to allow enforcing a user identity, and to block "bad" users. [TBD: Get a better example]|
|Active||Augmenting existing features to make users happier||Bing home page - displaying beautiful images that makes users happy.|
|Deliberate||The goal of the feature is user happiness exclusively||Happify- a tool to train users ot be happier|
Thursday, May 28, 2015
What positive computing approach are you taking in your designs?
The positive computing book lays out a simple model for the approach your designs can be taking, I summarize it here: