Author ORCID Identifier

Jack Atherton: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6452-5020

Abstract

This article presents the philosophy of artful design as a viable lens for achieving the aims of subjective well-being set forth by the framework of positive design. Artful design is a design philosophy that presents both theoretical and pragmatic guidance to designers, offered via design principles intended to address human flourishing and humanistic values. First, we present several artful design principles, organizing these into a few categories. Next, we provide a case study of a virtual reality experience. We first comment on how its design was motivated by the aforementioned artful design principles. Then, we show how the virtual reality experience aligns with the goals of positive design. We finish by discussing how artful design is aligned with positive design, including how artful design's methods can aid positive design practitioners as well as how the philosophy of artful design might add nuance to the positive design framework.

Keywords:

positive design, artful design, design philosophy, aesthetics

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Artful Design for Positive Design: A Case Study in VR

This article presents the philosophy of artful design as a viable lens for achieving the aims of subjective well-being set forth by the framework of positive design. Artful design is a design philosophy that presents both theoretical and pragmatic guidance to designers, offered via design principles intended to address human flourishing and humanistic values. First, we present several artful design principles, organizing these into a few categories. Next, we provide a case study of a virtual reality experience. We first comment on how its design was motivated by the aforementioned artful design principles. Then, we show how the virtual reality experience aligns with the goals of positive design. We finish by discussing how artful design is aligned with positive design, including how artful design's methods can aid positive design practitioners as well as how the philosophy of artful design might add nuance to the positive design framework.

 

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