Principles of designing interfaces to motivate and support emotional processing


Many thanks to all participants at AffecTech’s latest training event which took place on the island of Grinda, near Stockholm, Sweden.

Hosted by AffecTech partner, Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan (KTH), a series of workshops in Sweden explored theory and practice in design processes for emotional processing and visualisation, including innovative perspectives in Soma-Based Design and ideas for the unlocking of creativity in technology focused design processes.

KTH’s training event was attended by all members of the AffecTech research team who are involved in individual and collaborative work as part of the AffecTech project, such as exploring adaptive wearable systems for emotional processing and cognitive reappraisal in depression. The training week involved an overview of philosophical perspectives of emotional processing, and models and mechanisms of emotional processing.







About AffecTech

AffecTech is an innovative research network dedicated to advancing personal technologies to help people with mental health problems, specifically affective disorders, ie depression, anxiety, and bipolar.

The project aims to advance self-understanding and successful adoption of adaptive emotion regulation strategies for depression, anxiety and bipolar in daily life, via the development of new wearable technologies for the capturing of emotions and their regulation.

AffecTech is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network supported by the European Commission’s research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020.

Images: top right courtesy of Miquel Alfaras, middle courtesy Kristina Hook.