Designing a Smart Scarf to Influence Group Members’ Emotions in Ambience: Design Process and User Experience

  • Chen GuoEmail author
  • Yingjie Victor Chen
  • Zhenyu Cheryl Qian
  • Yue Ma
  • Hanhdung Dinh
  • Saikiran Anasingaraju
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9738)


This paper presents the design rationale of a color-changing and olfactory scarf to affect people’s emotional states in a group environment. The goal of the design is to cheer up depressed individuals or calm down those who are overexcited. Our design uses a heart rate sensor and a skin conductance sensor to detect and recognize emotional information. The scarf will change its color and emit an odor to enhance positive emotions or reduce negative ones. We went through a user-centered design process and discussed different forms of design. Given the wearability and comfort characteristics of scarves, we decided to choose scarves as the solution to regulate emotions.


Design process Wearable technology Emotion regulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chen Guo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yingjie Victor Chen
    • 1
  • Zhenyu Cheryl Qian
    • 1
  • Yue Ma
    • 1
  • Hanhdung Dinh
    • 1
  • Saikiran Anasingaraju
    • 1
  1. 1.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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