Full Interview: Ingrid Fetell on Designing for Joy

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I just interviewed Ingrid Fetell. Ingrid is a designer, researcher, and writer, based in New York. Her current focus is what she calls the "aesthetics of joy." As she describes it, through "identifying the elements--aesthetic, sensory, and cognitive--that trigger joy, my goal is to suggest a way for design to foster a healthier culture of consumption, based on relationships between people and objects that are meaningful and rewarding." Can designers design in ways that create joyful responses in users? Can we all use the lessons of design in how we design our home, our workspace, a fundraiser, or a radio show?

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