Toward emotion regulation via physical interaction

de Rooij, A. (2014). Toward emotion regulation via physical interaction. Paper presented at the 19th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, 24th - 27th February 2014, Haifa, Israel.

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Emotions can be regulated to fit a task in order to enhance task performance. Motor expressions can help regulate emotion. This paper briefly reports ongoing work on the design of physical interactions based on motor expressions that can help regulate emotion to fit a task. We argue that to be effective, such interactions must be made meaningful in relation to ongoing appraisal processes, and that such interactions can help regulate emotion via congruence, suppression, or incompatibility. We present previous work on the validation of these arguments within the context of supporting idea generation, and develop a roadmap for research that aims to translate these results to the design of physical interactions under device constraints. The research will enable designers of interactive technology to develop physical interactions that help regulate emotion with the aim to help people get the most out of their own capabilities.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Affective computing, embodied interaction, emotion elicitation, emotion regulation, motor expression
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Interdisciplinary Centres > Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice
School of Informatics > Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design

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