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INFO-651 Emotional Design

3 Credits

This course covers the fundamental concepts, methods, and practices of emotional design and the emerging field of emotion technology, or affective computing. Students will learn how to conduct research on the emotional experience of interactive products using a variety of techniques. Student will gain skills in designing for emotion with a combination of emerging industry best practices, analogous thinking, and ethical guidelines. Through hands-on exercises and assignments, students will apply an iterative, user-centered design process to create a range of emotionally intelligent products, from apps to chatbots to connected home devices.