Design Probe for Emotion AI (2020)
When designing for emotion AI –meaning to enable design elements to react dynamically and in real-time to an emotional and affective state from users– designers cannot follow a playbook that would guide parameters for design automation. Although emotion detection is more widely available now, the translation of machine learning algorithms’ outputs into well-designed user experiences remains uncharted territory. The solutions and outcomes of designing for emotion in which the most basic connections between emotions and affects are addressed, remain largely elusive to designers. I set out to design an emotion AI prototype which closely resembles a single-cell organism to test for emotion AI design principles during the conference "Design with Artificial Intelligence" (dai digital). A paper critically discussing the results are published in the proceedings of the dai digital and can be accessed in early 2021.
The P5.js-prototype can be accessed and tested here.