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Susanne Bødker

Don’t Get Emotional: Affect and Emotion in Human-Computer Interaction. From Theory to Applications

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  • Department of Computer Science
The topic of emotion in computing is enjoying recent and growing attention. Such attention is problematic because, we argue, foregrounding emotion marks it as a subcomponent of interaction, which has the surprising consequence of reducing the importance of emotion’s function. Emotion has come into vogue in reaction to the emphasis put on work, on efficiency and productivity in human computer interaction for so long. We discuss how this dichotomy is not in itself very fruitful in changing human-computer interaction. We offer this article as a voice in an ongoing discussion about where we are heading, and which directions this discussion could take.
Original languageEnglish
Book seriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume4868
Pages (from-to)12-22
Number of pages10
ISSN0302-9743
Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Research areas

  • Human-computer interaction, efficiency, emotion

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