Advent Calendar 2009

23 - Happiness - The State of The Art

Alexei Kapterev is a visu¬≠al com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ca¬≠tion spe¬≠cial¬≠ist and pre¬≠sen¬≠ta¬≠tion design con¬≠sul¬≠tant, who has assem¬≠bled a great pre¬≠sen¬≠ta¬≠tion on the cur¬≠rent state of the art of hap¬≠pi¬≠ness research. As part of this pre¬≠sen¬≠ta¬≠tion he revis¬≠its cen¬≠tral ideas of pos¬≠i¬≠tive psy¬≠chol¬≠o¬≠gy, such as Flow, which have been dis¬≠cussed promi¬≠nent¬≠ly in game research, espe¬≠cial¬≠ly game expe¬≠ri¬≠ence research as well. The talk also ties in nice¬≠ly with yesterday‚Äôs pre¬≠sen¬≠ta¬≠tion on the Future of Work. Since cor¬≠re¬≠la¬≠tions between hap¬≠pi¬≠ness and oth¬≠er areas of every¬≠day life are dis¬≠cussed. The visu¬≠al aes¬≠thet¬≠ic of the slides speaks for itself. Again, keep¬≠ing this brief. Enjoy the pre¬≠sen¬≠ta¬≠tion.