Expressive stress relievers

M. Bruns Alonso, M. Varkevisser, D.V. Keyson

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In this paper we describe three tangible interfaces that recognize stress by how they are manipulated and provide tactile feedback to support stress reduction. They were developed following a research through design methodology, in an iterative process of observing behavior, building prototypes, and evaluating them in their context. The three interactive prototypes named Squeeze-it, Marmoro, and Wigo measure squeezing, and two types of rolling behavior respectively. Goal of this project was to evaluate in a quick and informal way what types of relaxing feedback are best suited for different behavioral expressions of stress.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-1482-4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI 2012) - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 14 Oct 201217 Oct 2012
Conference number: 7


Conference7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI 2012)
Abbreviated titleNordiCHI 2012


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Bruns Alonso, M., Varkevisser, M., & Keyson, D. V. (2012). Expressive stress relievers. In Proceedings of the 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 761-764). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.