CATALYST Perspective: Designing Wellbeing For All and Each
Strategies for the design of wellbeing must balance the wellbeing of individuals and communities. Designing for all and each is not necessarily an easy design assignment. But it is an important one. The wellbeing of the individual should feed into the wellbeing of the community.
Though there are different factors for individual wellbeing and community wellbeing, these factors need to be identified and considered to ensure designing for all benefits each of us. Strategic design can balance the wellbeing of individuals, communities, states, nations and our shared world.
1. Establish and define individual wellbeing factors.
2. Design for individual wellbeing in conjunction with the wellbeing needs of the community, ensuring both are met.
3. Apply the first two steps to the community level, now measuring against state wellbeing needs.
4. Continue to expand the model to larger entities such as nations and global organizations.