What makes us happy?
This project creates a visualization of 100,000 positive moments by categorizing huge datasets collected from people over the world. Where does our happiness come from? While it covers a piece to the answer, this project suggests overall happiness and well-being comes from the impact of small activities performed over time.
Happiness is a subjective matter. Happiness however cannot be measured, and since a subjective people might not realize when they are happy, or what makes them happy. In 2008, 300 million people around world have experienced some form of depression, according to the World Health Organization. In this line of thought, we need to examine why people are experiencing depression and how can this project help people to realize happiness is all around them.
"HappyDB: A Corpus of 100,000 Crowdsourced Happy Moments"
by Asai, Akari and Evensen, Sara and Golshan, Behzad and Halevy, Alon and Li, Vivian and Lopatenko, Andrei and Stepanov, Daniela and Suhara, Yoshihiko and Tan, Wang-Chiew and Xu, Yinzhan
"What Makes People the Most Happy"
by Nathan Yau