I'm a Master of Arts in Design with a specialization in Visual Commuication and a research focus on Emotion Visualization.

I'm a Master of Arts in Design with a specialization in Visual Commuication and a research focus on Emotion Visualization.

abstract

Emotions are based on abstract phenomena, making them difficult to define and quantify. Though our experiences of emotion are subjective, we have a deep need to understand and communicate their complexities and effects on our lives. Visualization of our “emotion data” brings tangibility, reveals patterns, and provides a visual language for expression.

This thesis offers a system, in the form of a digital application, for the recording and visualization of emotion. The result is an experience designed to provide users a path for learning about and gaining emotion awareness. In addition, a set of guidelines are laid out to encourage an interdisciplinary approach to designing tools for emotion recording.