Episode 30

Ingrid Fetell Lee on How Joyful Design Will Change Your Life


Ingrid Fetell Lee is an expert on how the design of our environment profoundly impacts our lives.  In a world where productivity and functionality are critical to design, Ingrid has discovered the power of designing spaces that bring joy into people’s lives and change their experiences in the process.

Ingrid is the author of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, and the founder of the website The Aesthetics of Joy, she empowers people to find more joy in life and work through design. Her immensely popular TED talk “Where Joy Hides and How to Find it” has been viewed more than 17 million times.

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Show Notes
On this remarkable episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Ingrid started her career in design
  • The moment that Ingrid realized the value of joy in design
  • Why joy and happiness are completely different concepts
  • How Ingrid developed Joyful, her best-selling book
  • Ingrid’s journey to deliver a TED talk that has captivated millions
  • How the design of a neighborhood can lower crime rates
  • What elements of design bring joy, and how any person can bring more joy to their surroundings
  • A mistake Ingrid has made, and what she learned

Links from the Episode
Episode Transcription
Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee
Ingrid’s TED Talk: “Where Joy Hides and How to Find It”

Guest: Ingrid Fetell Lee
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ingridfetell
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ingridfetell/

Host: Robert Glazer
Twitter: https://twitter.com/robert_glazer   
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glazer
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