What has happened since I visited The Affective Science lab, Boston 2010

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How a group of children’s book illustrators from the Philippines drew emotions in their bodies.

April 19, 2017 § Leave a comment

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Rev Cruz asked 23 artists in the Phillipines to draw emotions in the body

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Tips from the Design & Emotion Conference, 2016

October 31, 2016 § Leave a comment

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As an independent practitioner, going to a conference is a chance to connect with relevant ideas and inspiring people. Last month I attended the tenth international Design and Emotion conference in Amsterdam. My mission was to learn of developments in design and emotion, present a poster (with Dr. Suzanne Oosterwijk) and test a prototype web app. This post partly summarises three days of presentations and workshops, with tips on how to use these in your own work.  « Read the rest of this entry »

What’s feeling got to do with Big Data?

September 26, 2016 § Leave a comment

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April Greiman, Poster for Design Quarterly, 1986

My research interest in emotion stems from times when I was cut off from myself – “emotionally vague”. Without processing my feelings I could not connect the information signals between body and mind. I was often overloaded, drained and disconnected. Tai Chi and meditation helped to reduce anxiety and bring calm. Observing feeling-sensation informed the initial idea for the visual research. There’s an urgent need to weave understanding of feeling, time, place and feedback loops.

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“So what do you do?”

September 21, 2016 § 2 Comments

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It’s true isn’t it? When someone’s motivation is clear and bright, it shines out of them like the Starship Enterprise’s tractor beam. 

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Stepping into the ‘Real’ Work

September 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Turbulent life changes bring reflection. I had to leave home (a beautiful rented house and friend-renters) by December 27th. Plans crystallised over the in-between days.

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A vision coming to life

September 5, 2016 § 1 Comment

2-post-2-IMG_0196.jpgThis Spring, I moved my home and studio from the city to countryside. The confidence to act quickly came in a surprising way. « Read the rest of this entry »

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    This blog is interested in the places where design, emotions, the body, our senses, Spirit and Science meet. What is experience? How do we know what we feel? In what ways can we research these? Emotionally}Vague the name comes from a project I started a few years ago, link below, in honour of those who don't know how they feel: my own not-knowing was the beginning of the questioning. I'd really love to hear your opinions, feedback or general points-of-view.
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