Donald Norman – How design makes us happy

Watched an interesting video in class, it’s an other Donald Norman video.  In this piece he was doing a TED talk about three ways good design makes us happy. These things consisted of the following…


Things that make connection with reactions that are programmed within you. Such as colors that we find appealing.


Things that do something functional, such as the teapot that given its position is not only brewing tea but also reflecting wether the tea pot is full or not.


Things like owning a fancy or cool car that  reflects on yourself. A status or a statement is portrayed through ownership.


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