Happiness Project

The Happiness Project was a field research project done in the Summer of 2016 to find out whether good design contributes to people’s happiness. The question asked was; does good design improve or contribute to someone’s happiness? Whether it is the beautiful architecture, poster design, or the design of nature; what inspires people to be happier and more engaging in their everyday lives if they see great design around them.

A group of selected students were given the opportunity to go on this field research project. They visited Norway (Grimstad), Denmark (Copenhagen), and Germany (Berlin) for two weeks to figure out if good design was contributing to people’s happiness. The group discovered that good design was not the main reason, but it was definitely a contributing factor.

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