A Blended Approach to Interaction Design: from Emotion to Atmosphere

Barricelli Rita Barbara


The past years have seen the deep changes in development strategies of interaction systems in which human feelings have been played an important role during the design process. This paper presents a new interaction design model for designing systems to convey feelings and moods reflecting the mental model of its visitors in supporting their interaction activities. This model recognizes the interdisciplinary and intercultural contribution of each stakeholder involved in the design process. Combining different experiences and skills, the stakeholders embed in the final environment positive emotions according to the domain context in which the project is grounded. In the paper this design process is called atmosphere design and its validity was tested in a case study.


Tools for design, modeling, evaluation, affective HCI, emotion, motivational aspects, evaluation methods, usability evaluation, user experience based approaches

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