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Exploring Emotional Design

Archive for February, 2007

Robots and Emotion

An article on BBC News discusses a multi-country, European initiative called Feelix Growing that is focusing on developing technologies to help robots learn and interpret human emotional responses and behavior. Read more

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The Emotional Side of Security – Part 1

A recent article on Dark Reading explains how security experts are realizing that internet security is both “a reality and a feeling”… Read more

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A Top Trend for 2007: Status

Trendwatching.com has an article about how status will be a top trend for 2007. But we’re not just talking about status in the traditional sense of owning and displaying expensive brands… Read more

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Seasonal Affective Disorder and Simplicity

In northern climates, some people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (or S.A.D.), a mood disorder that causes depressive symptoms… Read more

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Redesigning the affectivedesign Banner

You may have noticed that the banner has changed. The original banner graphic was a placeholder that wound up remaining on the site a little longer than I had intended… Read more

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Video Games That Improve Emotional Health

Reuters has an article about how the success of games that help to improve the mental abilities of players is inspiring developers to create a new genre of video games… Read more

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LEMTool – Experiment #1

Kevin Capota, a master’s student at Twente University, is running the first experiment to test out his Layered Emotion Measurement Tool… Read more

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Pharmaceutical Advertising Relies on Emotional Appeal

Medical News Today has an article about how pharmaceutical advertising relies on appeals to consumer’s emotions rather than on providing information… Read more

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