Emotional Interaction Through Physical Movement

  • Jong-Hoon Lee
  • Jin-Yung Park
  • Tek-Jin Nam
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4552)


As everyday products become more intelligent and interactive, there are growing interests on the methods to improve emotional value attached to the products. This paper presents a basic method of using temporal and dynamic design elements, in particular physical movements, to improve the emotional value of products. To utilize physical movements in design, a relation framework between movement and emotion was developed as the first step of the research. In the framework, the movement representing emotion was structurized in terms of three properties; velocity, smoothness and openness. Based on this framework, a new interactive device, ’Emotion Palpus’, was developed, and a user study was also conducted. The result of the research is expected to improve emotional user experience when used as a design method or directly applied to design practice as an interactive element of products.


Emotion Physical Movement Design Interaction Design Interactive Product Design Design Method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jong-Hoon Lee
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jin-Yung Park
    • 1
  • Tek-Jin Nam
    • 1
  1. 1.Collaboration and Interaction Design Research Lab., Department of Industrial Design, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 373-1, Guseong-dong, Useong-gu, DaejeonKorea
  2. 2.INNOIZ Inc., SeoulKorea

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