Wellbeing Supportive Design Toolkit

Use wellbeing psychology to improve technology.

The toolkit helps you support key psychological needs through design.  The content draws on decades of research in psychology and the toolkit has been tested with over 100 designers and researchers from across the world.

  • Wellbeing Design Cards 
  • Design for Wellbeing Workshop
  • Heuristics Checklist 
  • Strategies Cheatsheet
  • Prompt Sheet 
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1. Wellbeing Design Cards

Deck of 30 cards that provide insights and prompts for ideation, collaboration and design.  In 4 suits (psychological needs, spheres of experience, diagnosis and strategies) these cards give quick and easy access to the core concepts of wellbeing psychology as applied to technology with real-world examples and strategies. 

2. Design for Wellbeing - Online DIY Workshop

Grab your teammates and learn how to support wellbeing in all your technology projects!  This 2-hour workshop includes videos, tools and hands-on activities and takes no preparation. Just grab a couple people and jump in.  All materials and  instructions are built into the board.  The workshop has been refined with feedback from 60+ design professionals and is  used as part of responsible design training at Imperial College London.
- Design for Wellbeing Workshop - A Miro template that can be used to conduct the workshop. [Background research

3. Heuristics checklist, cheatsheet and prompt sheet

- Heuristics checklist (PDF)
  A checklist of 15 heuristics for wellbeing supportive design.
- Strategies cheatsheet (PDF)
  30 design strategy examples for supporting the heuristics.
- Prompt sheet (PDF)
  Trigger questions for prompting design ideation and evaluation.
[Background research]

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Background Research

This toolkit was developed over 4 years as a doctoral research project by Dorian Peters, supervised by Naseem Ahmadpour, and co-supervised by Lian Loke at the University of Sydney.  Other collaborators involved in components of the research grounding this toolkit include Rafael Calvo and Richard M. Ryan. A list of publications relating to this work can be found in Background research.

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If you have any questions about the toolkit, contact Dorian Peters.