When we talk about supporting wellbeing determinants and psychological needs it’s important to understand there are different spheres of experience in which these can be influenced. For example, a technology might be autonomy-supportive from the software interaction perspective but not in relation to the real-world activity it’s intended to support. This reference sheet can help keep team members on the same page in conversations to do with wellbeing support.
For details, see: The Six Spheres of Tech Experience at Medium.
The diagram of the spheres can be found in the following paper:
Responsible AI-Two Frameworks for Ethical Design Practice
Peters, D., Vold, K., Robinson, D., Calvo, R. A., & Member, S. (2020). Responsible AI-Two Frameworks for Ethical Design Practice. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.1109/TTS.2020.2974991
The spheres concept was originally and fully described here:
Peters, D., Calvo, R. A., & Ryan, R. M. (2018). Designing for motivation, engagement and wellbeing in digital experience. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(MAY). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00797