JOYFUL Salon: Designing for Joy with Ingrid Fetell Lee

“Joy is not something that is extra or a distraction. Joy is a sign of thriving. It is a sign of well-being.” – Ingrid Fetell Lee

When it comes to creating and Experiencing more joy in life and work there is no better Exemplar than designer and author Ingrid Fetell Lee. This inspiring and uplifting Experience Salon explored the bridge between joy and well-being and the hidden influence of our surroundings on our emotions. At a time when so many across the industry are feeling depleted, Ingrid shares simple methods to spot and nurture joy–reminding us that the greatest source of joy is the world around us.

We invite you to join The Experience Lab in spotting, scattering, and seeding more joy into the world by tagging your joyful images with #JoyInHealth. As Ingrid shares in the Salon, even in times of struggle, it is important to remember that we can still find little moments of joy. It is easy to overlook those moments but finding them can have a big impact.

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

Ingrid holds a Master’s in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor’s in English and Creative Writing from Princeton University. She loves pancakes, polka dots, and rainbow sprinkles, and has an extensive repertoire of happy dances for any occasion.