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A Sentiment Analysis of Design Reflections from Design Projects

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Little effort has been devoted to studying the emotional experience of designers over time. Using sentiment analysis, we explore a unique corpus of designers’ written reflections on 15 different design processes. We investigate how positive and negative sentiment in the reflections change over the course of a three-month design project. Our findings indicate that change in sentiment is not attributable to time alone, but rather to different phases and methods employed by the design teams. Finally, we discuss implications and future avenues for both our results and for using sentiment analysis in HCI research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems : Engage with CHI
Number of pages6
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication yearApr 2018
Article numberLBW074
ISBN (print)978-1-4503-5621-3
ISBN (electronic)9781450356206, 9781450356213
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

    Research areas

  • Design experience, Design process, Sentiment analysis

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