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Positive Emotional Responses

UX Daily – User Experience Daily | “Humans display the intriguing characteristic of making and using objects. The things with which people interact are not simply tools for survival, or for making survival easier and more comfortable. Things embody goals, make skills manifest, and shape the identities of their users. Man is not only homo sapiens or homo ludens, he is also homo faber, the maker and user of objects, his self to a large extent a reflection of things with which he interacts. Thus objects also make and use their makers and users.” —Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Eugene Rochberg-Halton, in “The meaning of things: Domestic symbols and the self” (1981).

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