affective design

Exploring Emotional Design

Archive for December, 2006

Materialism and Self-Esteem in Children

Medical News Today has an article about how feelings of self-esteem affect materialistic values in youths and adolescents… Read more

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Video Games Provide More Than Just Fun

Reuters has an article that has also appeared on CBC News on how video games provide more than just fun, satisfying deeper psychological and emotional needs… Read more

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Season’s Greetings from affective design

As 2006 wraps up, I’d like to wish you all a great holiday season!… Read more

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Emotions and the Immune System

Science News has an article about how positive emotions reduce the emergence of cold symptoms… Read more

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Road Rage on the Information Highway

EE Times has an article about how people exposed to poorly designed and hosted websites exhibit symptoms similar to those experienced during road rage… Read more


Positive Emotions Foster Creativity

A recent study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that positive moods foster creative thought… Read more

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Tapping into the “Empathic Economy”

Creative Generalist has an interview with Jane Fulton Suri from IDEO about tapping into what she calls the “empathic economy”… Read more

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5. Colour, Emotion and Attention

An article by Trevor van Gorp Colour is one aspect of an interface that prominently comes into play when we are discussing design and emotion for products, software and websites. As with anything that evokes emotion, there are both conscious and unconscious processes involved… Read more

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Unconscious, Emotional Decisions?

New Scientist has an article about how making complex decisions by relying on the unconscious mind results in more satisfaction… Read more

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4. Value, Arousal and Emotional Expressions

article Another way to describe the relationship between emotions is in terms of the relationship between two dimensions; value and arousalRead more

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Emotional Burnout and the New Ergonomics?

NY Magazine has an article about burnout in the workplace. The article is notable in that it talks about how one of the effects of the “always on” economy is… Read more

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