Investigating the design opportunities for mood self-tracking and regulating

Renate Overdijk, Y.D. Iren, Armagan Karahanoglu*

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Many studies have demonstrated the positive impact of self-tracking technology on people’s health and wellbeing. Research on the effects of the tools for tracking moods to create awareness of people’s affective health is also gaining attention. In addition, studies show that people are open to using tools that contribute to sharing their moods and reflecting on them. In this paper, we aim to contribute to this emerging field. We carried out a three-phase study (i.e., exploratory survey, co-creation, and testing) with a total of 46 participants to explore preferred ways of mood tracking and the ways design can support these ways. By presenting the results of each phase, we show how design studies can contribute to mood tracking and sharing studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of DRS2022 Bilbao
Subtitle of host publicationDesign Research Society International Conference
EditorsDan Lockton , Sara Lenzi , Paul Hekkert , Arlene Oak , Juan Sádaba
PublisherDesign Research Society
ISBN (Print)978-1-91229-457-2
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2022
EventDesign Research Society 2022 - Bilbao, Spain
Duration: 25 Jun 20223 Jul 2022


ConferenceDesign Research Society 2022
Abbreviated titleDRS2022
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