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Emotion & Business Opinions

Brands and the Emotion Economy

Hotel News has an article about how brands need to respond to customers’ emotional needs to build and sustain brand loyalty. The article focuses on three key points, paraphrased below…

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Emotional Products Opinions

Detect the ‘Mood’ of the Room

Steve Portigal sent me a link about a Japanese system called the Symbiotic Hosting Online Jog Instrument (SHQJI). This product can…

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Emotional Products Opinions

Games that respond to our emotions? (Part 2)

Weekend America has a story about how a device made by EmSense can monitor emotions for use in gaming applications.

“Video games that can tell what you’re feeling and even alter how the game reacts to you based on your emotional state are on the horizon, says Mike Zyda, who heads up the University of Southern California’s video game development program.”…

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Effects of Affect Opinions

Signs, Signals, Emotion and Attention

Spiegel Online has a fascinating article about how some European cities are experimenting with reducing or eliminating traffic signals and signs, and in some places, even removing the distinction between sidewalks and roads. So at this point, you may be thinking, “how does this relate to emotion?”…

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Emotional Products Opinions

Sony’s Multi-Function Phone

Keeping with today’s mobile phone theme, Crave.cnet.com has an article about a new phone from Sony-Ericsson, the W44S, which has a dual hinge feature that allows it to…

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Emotional Products Opinions

Panasonic Emotion Phone

Crave.cnet.com has an article about a new phone from Panasonic (the “P702iD“) that includes visualizations (in the form of colour and image changes) of emotional state through voice analysis with something called…

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Effects of Affect Emotional Products Opinions

Games that respond to our emotions? (Part 1)

Emotiv.com has developed a headset that can trackshifts in emotions during gameplay. I assume that when they say “emotions” they are referring specifically to…

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Design & Emotion 2006: The Presentations

I recently returned from presenting at Design & Emotion 2006 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference was really very well run, and one of the best I’ve attended (the food was amazing!). My only complaint was the quality of some of the presentations. Now first off, let me make this clear. In almost all of the presentations, the material was very interesting and professionally researched. However, several observations…