Spatial experience design for the emotion of gratitude
Produce experience based around multiple “spaces” that each contains physical and mental activities/challenges for small groups of guests to experience and leave with a certain set of emotions.
All of the actual content – the rooms themselves, with their theming, architecture, activities and challenges – are wide open for exploration.
Envision themes and the appropriate physical & mental challenges/activities/interactions that match those themes and produce fully functional concepts of individual ‘rooms’(spaces). The scenic surroundings necessary to support your choices are flexible — you can create them as you see fit.
Setting- Each room ranges from 200 to 400 square feet in size. Each room has a distinct theme – and exotic/interesting place or time. You should develop that theme to integrate seamlessly with the experience that you want to create within your room/space, so the activity/interaction integrates intuitively with the setting you create.
Operation- The journey will be done in group size of 3-5 guests or as an individual. While guests/users will be of all ages, the design focus is for young adults, in the 20-35-year-old range is preferable. Be careful to design for the general public. Each activity/room should take max 5-10 minutes to experience successfully.
Control- There’s no staff member with the guests and your design needs to be fully automated/self-driven.
Gratitude simply means the quality of being thankful. It is an expression of appreciation. Gratitude comes from within and brings instant inner happiness. It is a way of acknowledging the goodness in life. It’s one of the powerful positive emotions that elevates the mood and leads to greater self-satisfaction. It triggers positive feedback loops. Gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals — whether to other people, nature, or a higher power.
Stages leading to Gratitude
Realizing that you have a gift.
Recognizing the goodness in the gift
Recognizing the goodness of the giver
Recognizing the justification of the gift.
Being Thankful for
Past- for memories
Present- for good fortune
Future- Being optimistic/hopeful