affective design

Exploring Emotional Design

Representing Emotions on the Internet

The W3C has created a group to explore the increased use of emotional cues on the web, including a set language for representing and annotating emotions… that would become a part of XML. If you’ve been working under deadline pressure (and who hasn’t!), you may have had the experience of misinterpreting an ambiguously worded email from a colleague. Emoticons were designed to help mitigate this occurrence (thank god for the smirky faced icon!). Now, the W3C is working to add even more emotional context to our interactions with others.

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