Emotion Bottles



The Emotion Bottles are tangibly enticing objects that embody three emotions: angry, happy, and sad. When a bottle is opened, a vocal output is generated as if the emotion that was stored within the bottle is released. The bottles are placed near each other and represent a person in three possible emotional states. Varying degrees of these emotions are "bottled up" inside. The three bottles were chosen to maintain the simplicity of exploring the combination of distinct emotional states (eight possibilities). While not completely representative of the possible emotional state of a person, the bottles explore the interface in accessing emotions, the interaction between conflicting emotions, and the meaning of transition between clear emotional states as a person empathizes with or projects their feelings onto the bottles.