affective design

Exploring Emotional Design

Archive for the 'Emotional Products' Category

Phones That Sense Their Environment

The recent announcement of the iPhone, equipped with motion and proximity sensing capabilities was only the first in a rash of new phones that can sense and respond to the environment… Read more

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Designing Emotional Software

Donald Norman has a post on his blog about how he helped H&R Block create their new tax software tango based on Emotional Design principles… Read more

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PC World’s 20 Most Annoying Tech Products

PC World lists the 20 Most Annoying Tech Products. And for some reason, their #1 choice reminds me of Seinfeld and GrungeRead more

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Happiness, Engagement and Love in Video Games

As the emotional effects of video games become more and more apparent, the games themselves are diversifying to occupy different emotional “niches”… Read more

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Robots and Ethics

The South Korean government has forecast that every South Korean will own a robot by 2020. Information like this has prompted the drafting of a Robots Ethics Charter… Read more

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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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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


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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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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“Affluenza” and Consumerism

Reuters has an article about “Affluenza“; how rampant consumerism appears to be increasing the incidence of depression and mental illness all over the globe… Read more


One Step Closer To Emotional Machines

The Christian Science Monitor has an article on recent advances in affective computing… Read more

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