Affective Computing and Affective Interaction: Emotion in Technology

Affective computing is the study and development of systems and devices that can recognize, interpret, process, and simulate human affects (Wikipedia). “As Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Interaction Design moved from designing and evaluating work-oriented applications towards dealing with leisure-oriented applications, such as games, social computing, art, and tools for creativity, we have had to consider e.g. what constitutes an experience, how to deal with users’ emotions, and understanding aesthetic practices and experiences. ” (via Affecting Computing Introduction to AffectiveRead more