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Influx

Syed, Hammadullah (2018) Influx. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Syed, Hammadullah
Abstract:

The purpose of this research is to help people understand the limits that languages currently exhibit when trying to convey emotions. I explore Leland Wilkinson’s Grammar of Graphics and Robert Plutchik’s Psychoevolutionary Theory of Emotion to understand a user’s expressional experience and how these experiences can be understood as data. The goal is to deconstruct the relationships between emotions and colour, suggesting that this partnership can become an additive to language. Taking an auto-ethnographic and a research through design approach, I created Influx, a tool for this language to take place and help people reconstruct their emotions in the form of colours.

Date: 9 April 2018
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
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Date Deposited: 14 May 2018 19:29
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 19:37
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2311

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