affective design

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Archive for July, 2007

An Interview with Microsoft’s Edie Adams – Pt. 2

In part 1 of this interview, I talked with Edie Adams about the many innovative products she has helped develop at Microsoft. In part 2, my interview with Edie Adams continues, as we discuss product semiotics, designing products at the right emotional level and designing for flow… Read more


An Interview with Microsoft’s Edie Adams – Pt. 1

Edie AdamsYou may not know Edie Adams by name, but if you’ve ever used a computer, chances are you’ve had your hands on one of her innovations. Edie had a hand in creation of the scroll wheel, the Microsoft Natural Keyboard and many other innovations in hardware design… Read more

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The Power of Verbalizing Emotions

Ever wonder why it makes you feel better to talk with friends, see a counselor, or write in your journal when you’re upset? Naming or labeling emotions reduces their intensity and helps make them easier to deal with… Read more

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