Design for Emotion Links

Design & Emotion
Marco van Hout presents opinions and interviews on design & emotion. His blog features interviews with leading design professionals from some of the most respected brands.

MIT Affective Computing Lab
“Afective Computing is computing that relates to, arises from, or deliberately influences emotions.” The MIT Affective Computing Lab is run by Rosalind Picard.

ID StudioLab
The ID StudioLab in Delft, Netherlands incorporates the study of design for emotion into their industrial design program, and is the ‘home’ of Paul Hekkert and Pieter Desmet, whose PhD, “Designing Emotions” answers many of the basic, relevant questions around design and emotion. Pieter also created “PrEmo“, a tool for measuring emotional responses based on facial expressions and is quite a nice guy.

Japan Society for Kansei Engineering
The Japan Society for Kansei Engineering promotes KANSEI engineering as “trans-disciplinary engineering that extends over the humanities, social science and natural science”. Kansei engineering was responsible for the design of the original Mazda Miata.