Information and communication technologies are widely and rapidly spreading in people’s daily lives, supporting personal experiences of various kinds. By manipulating the quality of the experience, it’s possible to promote individual resources and to increase the level of well-being. But what is the possible role of the mass proliferation of digital devices in supporting well-being? The Positive Technology, the scientific and applied approach to the use of technology for improving the quality of our personal experience, helps us to meet this challenge. In this contribution we present the characteristics of personal experience that may be involved in the design and development of positive technologies and their effects on different levels of well-being: hedonic, eudaimonic and social /interpersonal technologies.
Keywords: Positive Psychology, Positive Technology, well-being, engagement, positive experiences.