Dana Chisnell has done some research into what happiness is and how to design happiness into user experiences. According to Dana, there are three levels of happy user experiences:
- Mindfulness: The feeling of being paid attention to, that the designer is being considerate of our needs and wants.
- Flow: The feeling being of fully focused in a task to the point where we loose track of time.
- Meaning: The feeling of fellowship, making a difference and being involved in something bigger than yourself.
In the article, Dana gives example of sites that have accomplished to build these types of happiness into their designs.
- Beyond Frustration: Three levels of happy design
- June 22, 2010
See also: Emotional design (10)