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Emotion & UX Opinions Workshops

UX Camp Edmonton

Affective Design is proud to sponsor the first user experience camp in Edmonton.

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How to Be Happy in Business

Over at What Consumes Me, Bud Cadell has a great Venn diagram depicting the three aspects of work that intersect to produce happiness.

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Edmonton.ca Voted Best Local Website

Edmonton.caaffective design is proud to announce that one of its latest user experience projects has been voted the Best Local Website in the annual See Magazine Readers Poll

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Emotional Products Interviews

An Interview with Rollout Custom Wallpaper – Pt.1

Johnathan Nodrick and Anita ModhaRecently, I had the chance to speak with Anita Modha and Jonathan Nordrick of Vancouver-based Rollout about designing emotional experiences through their custom wall coverings. In part 1 of this interview, we spoke about their clients and the emotional experience of their work…

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Emotion & UX Interviews Persuasion Psychology

An Interview with Harry Max – Pt. 2

In Part 1 of this interview, I spoke with early Web pioneer Harry Max about how he used emotion to create the first secure online shopping experience. In Part 2 of this interview, Harry and I talk about how sensory sub-modalities influence and elicit emotion and picking the right personality for an interface in terms of power and status.

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Emotion & UX Interviews Persuasion Psychology

An Interview with Harry Max – Pt. 1

Harry maxRecently, I had the chance to talk with early Web pioneer Harry Max about using NLP, emotion and personality to help create the first secure online shopping experience.

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Happy New Year from affective design!

2008 was a year filled with emotions that ranged across the entire gamut of human experience. In this Olympic year, athletes were not the only people who both celebrated tremendous victories and mourned tremendous losses.

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Emotional Products Emotions & Health Psychology

Searching for Happiness

Happiness is a topic that has been getting a lot of attention lately in design and research circles. One of the difficulties with any discussion around “happiness” is that everyone’s definition of the term differs. This ambiguity leads me to question exactly what it is that designers and researchers are measuring against when they find more or less “happiness”.

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Affective Design Theory Emotion & UX Emotional Products

Ubisoft Aims for More Emotional Games

Over at Wired Magazine, Ubisoft’s Montreal CEO talks about the importance of making video games more emotional to increase appeal to gamers.

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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 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…