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Feb 19, 2010

Evoke: Positive Game presented at TED 2010

In this video from the TED conference 2010, game designer Jane McGonigal explains the prosocial potential for video and online games.

An interesting example of the increasing role played by Positive Psychology in interactive design and development.

Jun 29, 2009

Towards a Positive Technology of Gaming

In this very interesting keynote given at the recent Game Developers Conference, Jane McGonigal discusses the role of Positive Psychology in gaming. Another significant sign of how the world of ICT is embracing the perspective of Positive Technology...


Learning to Make Your Own Reality - IGDA Education Keynote 2009

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Jul 29, 2006

World Map of Happiness

Via Emerging Technology Trends

Adrian White, Analytic Social Psychologist at the University of Leicester has developed the first ever World Map of Happiness. He analysed data published by several organizations, including UNESCO, the CIA, the New Economics Foundation, and the WHO, to create a global projection of subjective well-being.

Below is a small version of this map (source: Emerging Technology Trends). On this map, red indicates a high level of happiness.

The first world map of happiness

A Flash version of this map is available here.