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Ingeniare. Revista chilena de ingeniería

On-line version ISSN 0718-3305

Ingeniare. Rev. chil. ing. vol.15 no.3 Arica Dec. 2007

http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-33052007000300003 

 

 

Ingeniare. Revista chilena de ingeniería, vol. 15 No 3, 2007, pp. 227-235

DESIGNING EMOTIONAL AWARENESS DEVICES: WHAT ONE SEES IS WHAT ONE FEELS

DISEÑANDO DISPOSITIVOS CON AWARENESS EMOCIONAL: LO QUE UNO VE ES LO QUE UNO SIENTE

Andrés Neyem1   Cristian Aracena2   César A. Collazos3   Rosa Alarcón4

1 Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación. Universidad de Chile. Av. Blanco Encalada 2120. Santiago, Chile. E-mail: aneyem@dcc.uchile.cl

2 Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación. Universidad de Chile. Av. Blanco Encalada 2120. Santiago, Chile. E-mail: caracena@dcc.uchile.cl

3 Departamento de Sistemas, FIET. Grupo IDIS. Universidad del Cauca. Sector Tulcán. Popayán, Colombia. E-mail: ccollazo@unicauca.edu.co

4 Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860, 6904411. Santiago, Chile. E-mail: ralarcon@ing.puc.cl


RESUMEN

La comunicación interpersonal requiere más que solamente palabras, involucra emociones. En términos generales las emociones pueden ser vistas como estados internos complejamente organizados. El Awareness de estos estados permitiría a los seres humanos evaluar la información social y desarrollar inteligencia social estratégica y, por lo tanto, las acciones cotidianas estarían teñidas de significado social y emocional. Este artículo reporta una experiencia que busca permitir un diálogo basado en emociones expresadas, capturadas y transmitidas entre diversos participantes usando interfaces tangibles. Además, se explota el significado social de objetos físicos y cotidianos como un portarretratos, con el fin de crear interfaces afectivas entre usuarios dispersos geográficamente. En este artículo se describe un dispositivo que permite un tipo de Awareness emocional apoyando la interacción interpersonal y afectiva entre personas distantes geográficamente.

Palabras clave: Awareness emocional , computación pervasiva, interfaces de usuario tangibles, interfaces afectivas.

ABSTRACT

Interpersonal communication involves more than just words; it involves emotion. Emotions can be roughly seen as complex organized internal states. Awareness of those states would allow human beings to evaluate social information and develop strategic social intelligence and hence, everyday actions convey social meaning and emotion. This paper reports an experience for supporting public-emotion based dialogs, where emotions are expressed, captured and transmitted between distant participants using tangible interfaces. We also exploit the social meaning of an everyday physical object such as a portrait, in order to create affective interfaces. We describe as well, a device that allows Emotional Awareness and supports the affective interpersonal interaction among people across distance.

Keywords: Emotional awareness, pervasive computing, tangible user interfaces, affective interfaces.


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Recibido el 8 de enero de 2007, aceptado el 23 de agosto de 2007


 

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