Check out the open access International Journal of Design. It includes many articles of relevance to cognitive designers for example, 25 Positive Emotions in Human-Product Interactions. There is a current call out (due March 1, 2013) for papers on designing for subjective well-being.
Like behavior change, designing for well-being is one of the grand challenges of cognitive design. Well-being, often viewed as a combination of health, prosperity and happiness is being defined by the editors as “someone’s enduring life appreciation.” They point out there is growing interest in the topic and that:
“This growing interest can be observed in the lively discussions on topics such as empathic design, value-centred design, socially responsive design, meaningful design, positive design, and happiness-driven design.”
I agree. They are looking for long and short papers that present frameworks and tools for well-being driven design as well as a discussion of the ethical and social implications.