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The aim of the ITD course (ID4220) at the Delft University of Technology is to provide Design For Interaction Master students with in-depth theoretical and practical interaction design knowledge to help develop future products based on user-product social interaction. ITD proceeds through a sequence of iterations focusing on various aspects of the brief and the design, and culminates in an experiential prototype.

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Posts in category Happiness Machine


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Happy Holidays, Team Happy 3

Famous last words….

George Sand on Happiness

“One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts, once one knows of the necessary ingredients of happiness — simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and, above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream, of that I now feel certain.”

— George Sand (1804-1876)

With these words we want to conclude our project and hope you (the reader) have enjoyed all that we did, if you have questions do not hesitate to contact us!

Yours happily,

Blogger on behave of Happy1.

Final Exhibition: Are you happy 2?

Finally, today is the biggest day of ITD 2011. We have a pretty happy exhibition day. Are you happy 2?

Our final design:

Our  topic OF today: the memory of your key-chain. Personal, special and unique? Share your story with your "neighbors", be aware of the happiness you already own!




Take a photo of your key-chain! 


Upload it to the projection, try to find your own one! Can you "hear" the stories told by all the key-chains?
Interact with it!

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Let’s join in!
Don’t forget to check our final movie!

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Bye! Best wishes from Happy2! 




The Expo Final Movie

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Welcome to our Office and Happy Coffee Corner

The exhibition! 


It was cool!!


😀 We made a lot of people smile! 😀


The prototype did not have a 100% perfect working score,

but we were able to convey our message and convince the audiance with our philosophy. 




And then: The ultimate test…..

…..Welcoming the visitors!


Get ready to energize….

 ….Set the prototype…


Goo Happiness!





The working prototype and the enthusiastic visitors made us Happy! 


We made it!!






 Very Happy Regards, Team Happy 3 

Final Prototype

The final prototype! 




The Expo! (aka User Test 3b)

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the Happiness machine”Fragments” is ready!

Happy team 2 is ready,, and you?


Final exhibition setting:



Today the topic of our Fragments is " the memory of your keychain":

Locking your door, unlocking your bike, or even loosing them: your keys play a big role in your daily life. They come in different sizes, colors and collections. Key chains tell a personal story. Not only the keys are fragments, also the decorations have a story. with which item on your key chain do you share a special memory?

Could this be the key to happiness?

Take a picture of your key chain on this exhibition and share your story with your "neighbors" here! 






Yeaahh! Ready to rock!

Hellows again! 


We are very curious to see all prototypes tomorrow at the exhibition!

The electronics are now connected with our Happy Tree and working! Wihaa! 

We could even use our old prototype, which will now function as a part of a wall :).

The exhibition preperations are also ‘in volle gang’. 
1. We will guide the visitors towards an office ambiance (the context of our product)
2. and they will then end up in ‘the coffee corner’
3. where our happy tree can enhance their moment of relaxation.
A sneak preview of the exhibition:


 Tomorrow everything will come together. Try the Happy Tree in Studio Three!
Hope to see you there! 


Happy Regards, Team Happy 3 


Last preparation day

Hellow everybody, 


One day to go ….!

The physical prototype, the video, the poster and the brochure are getting their final touch. 


Yesterday we made an exhibition plan. (A little preview in the image below)



The electronics and programming are still under constructions……

We hope to show you everything working tomorrow!! 


Happy Regards, Team Happy 3 


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