ICoRD'13 pp 387-397 | Cite as

Self-Serving Well-Being: Designing Interactions for Desirable Social Outcomes

  • Soumitra BhatEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Well-being—individual and social—achieved through sustainable development is undoubtedly the overarching agenda for global public policy today. What could be the role of design in this new frame? The core question motivating this review is: How can design help us achieve well-being as individuals and society at the same time? The first part of this paper reviews the literature to frame the dilemma of social well-being. The second part reviews existing approaches to resolve social dilemmas. The third part reviews the current approaches to design for well-being. This is followed by a discussion about implications for design for achieving social well-being objectives, and an agenda, opportunities and key questions for research are outlined.


Social well-being Interaction design Inclusive development Behavior change Social dilemma 


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  1. 1.UserINNOV Design CompanyMumbaiIndia

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