A new link was added – to the Delft Institute of Positive Design.

The Institute of Positive Design initiates and stimulates the development of knowledge that supports designers in their attempts to design for human flourishing.

“Our approach is to explore how this available knowledge can be implemented in design processes. We aim to develop applied knowledge, tools, and techniques that enable and support design practitioners in well-being-driven design. In addition, these results will be used to develop design education; to increase the abilities of design students to actively pursue the goal of contributing to the flourishing of their products’ users.
Our approach combines scientific values with design values: we aim to uncover universal human principles in the relationship between design and human flourishing, using positivist methods, in a way that supports and inspires (rather than confuses and limits) designers. We do not claim to have the ability to ‘unravel the magic of design’ but believe in the inspirational value of studying this magic, the aim provides structure and a clear direction for our research activities”.

The Institute of Positive Design will conduct the following activities to initiate and stimulate the development of knowledge that supports designers in their attempts to design for human flourishing:
– Initiate and conduct scientific research that aims to understand the (possible) effects of design on positive emotions, rich experiences, well-being, and human flourishing
– Develop and test educational programs that teach design students to ‘design for well-being’
– Disseminate knowledge and educational programs through (scientific) publications
– Create a network of partners, involving academia, design industry, and industry that develops and markets (product and service) design. Stimulate cooperations and knowledge sharing within this network.
– Initiate and support design oriented research projects that explore the possibilities of well-being-driven design
– Stimulate similar research initiatives and general discussion by organizing events such as seminars, workshops, and conferences.
– Facilitate international guest (scientific and/or design) researchers


A new link was added – to the Psychology of Music journal. Psychology of Music (ISSN 0305-7356) is the journal of Sempre. Since January 2003, Psychology of Music has been published by Sage. Psychology of Music publishes peer-reviewed papers directed at increasing the scientific understanding of any psychological aspect of music. These include studies on listening, performing, […]

Another link for the link library – to the Architecture of Embodiment research environment from Berlin, Germany. The concept of the environment is as follows. Architecture of Embodiment is a research environment in which architecture is addressed from an enactivist perspective. The term architecture is understood here as the built environment in its most basic terms: structure, […]

Thank you for adding new links to the link library! If you know any other websites pertaining to the Environment-Man relationship, please tell us here.   A new link was just added to our Link Library – to Dialog N in Zurich, Swiss. The website is currently only in German, but should have an English […]

One more link is in the link library – to the Landscape and Human Health Laboratory in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). The following description of the lab you can find on the site. The Landscape and Human Health Laboratory (LHHL) is a multidisciplinary research laboratory dedicated to studying the connection between greenery and human health. The LHHL […]

A new link was added – to the Environmental Psychology Division of the German Society of Psychologists. On the website you can find information about the division, its members and education opportunities. Unfortunately, all texts are in German, but with modern browsers the translation is not a problem.

A new link was just added to the Journal section of the library – Health & Place. The journal is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the study of all aspects of health and health care in which place or location matters. Recent years have seen closer links evolving between medical geography, medical sociology, health policy, public health and epidemiology. The journal reflects these convergences, […]