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RE:FEEL



MFADT Thesis Project

ROLE

Designer, Developer
2019

DISCIPLINE

Product Design  

TOOL

Physical Computing, Cinema 4D, 3D Printing, CNC, Laser Cutting
Illustrator, InDesign




RE:FEEL is a portable device using a tactile interface and voice recorder to record both quantitative and qualitative emotional data. It allows people who are eager to practice mindfulness and build emotional resilience to express, record and reflect upon their emotional states and events throughout the course of a day.

The device is modeled with two customizable textures individually portraying positive and negative emotions which provide immediate relief while at the same time recording every of the user’s input. To include descriptive information for each case, the user can start voice recording with a yellow light on by long-pressing one of the textured buttons. When the device received high-frequency inputs from the user, it will provoke a short vibration as an indicator that he/she might be confronting a strong emotion.

As the user continuously records their emotions and reflects on their emotional records, he/she becomes more self-conscious and self-aware of his/her emotions, accordingly maintaining well-being. Throughout the practice of exploring, gaining more insights, and coming up with the next steps from emotional data helps build long-term emotional resilience.


Device




Instruction Manual




Inside the Device




Emotional Data (example of a day)


(16" X 80", printed on paper)









(voiceover: Lisa Ho)
Mark
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