Affective diary

Madelene Lindström, Anna Ståhl, Kristina Höök, Petra Sundström, Jarmo Laaksolathi, Marco Combetto, Alex Taylor, Roberto Bresin
2006 CHI '06 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems - CHI EA '06  
A diary provides a useful means to express inner thoughts and record experiences of past events. In rereadings, it also provides a resource for reflection, allowing us to re-experience, brood over or even shed the thoughts and feelings we've associated with events or people. To expand on the ways in which we creatively engage in diary-keeping, we have designed an affective diary that captures some of the physical, bodily aspects of experiences and emotions-what we refer to as "affective body
more » ... orabilia". The affective diary assembles sensor data, captured from the user and uploaded via their mobile phone, to form an ambiguous, abstract colourful body shape. With a range of other materials from the mobile phone, such as text and MMS messages, photographs, etc., these shapes are made available to the user. Combining these materials, the diary is designed to invite reflection and to allow the user to piece together their own stories.
doi:10.1145/1125451.1125649 dblp:conf/chi/LindstromSHSLCTB06 fatcat:epdmkblzmnb35m237zvaccazoi