Research — The Emotion of Form

In HCI, research linking dimensions of shape to phenomena such as emotion is fairly limited. Certain visual dimensions of form have been shown to express a wide range of emotions, but there is no unified understanding of which dimensions relate to which emotions. To address this gap, in this project we explore the relationship between shape and emotion, providing a taxonomy of affective shape dimensions and insight to how individuals embody emotion in form.

This work understanding affective dimensions of shape and the resulting Constructive Sensual Evaluation Instrument (CSEI) was featured in Popular Science.

You can read more about this research at the Social Emotional Technology website.

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