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Design for well-being: The fourth generation of technology development, Article Technology in Society ; Volume 67 , November , 2021 ; 0160791X (ISSN) ; Ansarian, Z ; Taqavi, M ; Heidari, S ; Sharif University of Technology
Elsevier Ltd 2021
Despite the importance of well-being, few studies have been conducted on the relationship between well-being and technology. In this paper, the development of technology from the perspective of well-being studies are divided into three generations. In higher generations, the main criterion of technology development becomes more comprehensive, in order to decrease the side effects of technology. We introduce the fourth generation in which well-being is the main criterion of the design process. Although it may not seem necessary to say that the purpose of most technologies is implicitly well-being, we show that the domination of physical pleasure in terms of “use and convenience” in the modern...