Ingrid Fetell Lee
- Corporate Culture
- Happiness and Mindfulness
- Mental Health
Audience & Industry
- Women's Events
- The Health Care Industry
- The Marketing and Advertising Industry
A designer and author whose work has been called “mesmerizing” by Adam Grant, and “completely original,” by Arianna Huffington, Ingrid Fetell Lee reveals how we can harness the surprising power of our surroundings to cultivate joy, creativity, and success.
Ingrid Fetell Lee’s work occupies a truly unique space, situated at the intersection between design, neuroscience, and psychology. In her book, Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, and as founder of the blog The Aesthetics of Joy, she reveals the powerful connection between our surroundings and our emotions, and empowers people to find more joy in their lives and their work through design. In 2018, she gave the closing address at TED; her talk “Where Joy Hides and How to Find It” received a standing ovation.
Lee’s uplifting and visually stunning presentations are laced with evidence-based insights, actionable takeaways, and delightful details. She possesses a rare ability to translate between disparate fields and make them accessible and exciting to audiences at all levels of fluency with her subjects. Informed by ten years of research, Lee’s work upends the conventional wisdom about happiness and success, giving audiences not only a new perspective on the world, but also an invaluable set of tools for increasing performance, creativity, wellbeing, and resilience.
Ingrid Fetell Lee with TED - The Origin of Joy
Ingrid Fetell Lee at The RSA - Tangible Things Create Intangible Joy
Ingrid Fetell Lee at The Aspen Institute - The Aesthetics of Joy
Ingrid Fetell Lee with France 24 - Adding Color to Your Environment
Ingrid Fetell Lee at The RSA - The Effects of Color
The Secret to Creating Universally Joyful Products and Experiences
We think of joy as elusive and intangible, but what if we could create products and experiences that reliably give people a feeling of joy? In this talk, Lee reveals the specific physical attributes that trigger our hardwired impulses toward joy, showing why some products feel delightful while others don’t, and how tangible elements can be used to create powerful moments of surprise, magic, and wonder. Grounding these insights with real-world examples, Lee shows how the aesthetics of joy can be used to create unique, innovative products and experiences that can captivate audiences, increase the adoption of new technologies, and build well-loved brands with timeless appeal.
Putting Joy to Work
How to Create Spaces that Make People Thrive
We loved our event with Ingrid Fetell Lee! She speaks with heart in a way that few do, and her energy is as vibrant as her work. A delight to work with, Ingrid’s message about finding joy is fun, practical, and easily applicable. She left a lasting impression on our team and our guests, and we are grateful we had the opportunity to do an event with her. We highly suggest her for anyone looking for a professional, entertaining, and inspiring speaker.
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