Emotions arise towards people, towards places, towards food and towards things.
Emotions influence our well-being as well as our purchase decisions. From a design perspective, we need to know more about how artefacts elicit emotions. We also need to know more about the way we can identify the relevant emotional aspects and how we can evaluate the emotional impact of a particular design.
The International Conference on Design and Emotion 2006 is the arena for these topics. Abstracts should be submitted by November 15, 2005.
Related: the Design and Emotion Society (raising issues and facilitating dialogue among practitioners, researchers and industry in order to integrate salient themes of emotional experience into the design process)