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Visualize and Communicate Information Persuasively

When it comes to communicating information in a way that resonates persuasively with people, it’s important to tailor how that information is displayed… 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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Creating Pleasurable Interfaces with Stephen P. Anderson

Stephen P. Anderson from PoetPainter has posted a presentation on Slideshare entitled “Creating Pleasurable Interfaces: Getting From Tasks to Experiences”… Read more

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Expressing Love May Lower Your Cholesterol Levels

How can designing for emotion help improve medical care? An article on Medical News Today describes a study in Human Communication Research that suggests expressing love may help lower cholesterol… 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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Disappointment Beats Exceeding Expectations

Medical News Today has an article from the Journal of Consumer Research about how disappointment tends to have more impact on perceptions of a product or service than when our expectations have been exceeded… 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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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 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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