Mood Tracking

This speculative design project was about the idea the we have many digital indicators that reflect our emotional state. Depressed people tend to use certain “junk” words (see Pennebaker’s work), so these known algorithms could detect emotional state from email or social media statuses/tweets/etc. Likewise, quantified self data could be used to detect certain emotional states (e.g. mania/depression) based on activity or other physiological data. Finally, deep integration into a smartphone could monitor app activity, keyboard entry, or even phone calls to monitor mood.

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