Affective Computing for HCI

Aug. 22, 1999


Rosalind W. Picard


This paper highlights recent and ongoing work at the MIT Media Lab in affective computing, computing that relates to, arises from, or deliberately influences emotion. This work currently targets four broad areas related to HCI: (1) Reducing user frustration; (2) Enabling comfortable communication of user emotion; (3) Developing infrastructure and applications to handle affective information; and, (4) Building tools that help develop social-emotional skills.

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