affective design

Exploring Emotional Design

Archive for September, 2007

The Emoticon Turns 25 :-)

I’d like to wish a happy belated birthday to the smiley face emoticon, which recently turned 25! Wow! Has it really been that long? The emoticon doesn’t look a day over 21… 😉 Read more

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Emotion, Automobiles and Personality

“To some people, a car is a kind of extension of the self—it seems to send a message about what kind of person one is and one’s sense of values and style.” Designers have been using an understanding of sociology, anthropology and psychology to design automobiles that appeal to consumers on an emotional level… Read more

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