Engineering happiness

New York magazine’s May 2018 issue contained an excellent summary of Yale’s How to be Happy course. I’ve been thinking about and sharing it ever since reading it.

With respect to software engineering and product development, I wonder if defining a core value for “building things that make people happy” would help us bias toward engineering products that are constructive for humanity.

The psychology of habit described by Nir Eyal’s Hooked helped us structure features to be rewarding. I’d like to experiment w using a similar approach to structure features conducive to happiness.

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