DesignInquiry Summer 2010: JOY (June 2010, Maine USA)

Does design create or embody joy, or does it merely create conditions for joy to emerge?  Is there joy in the designed artifact or in the act of design? Is a designer’s joy the same as a user’s joy?  What is the relationship between joy and play and how might design conjoin the two?  What might a taxonomy of joy look like?

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About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is

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