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EmotionMirror: A Creativity Support Tool for Health and Wellness

Masters Research Showcase of EmotionMirror: A Creativity Support Tool for Health and Wellness

Grey Cup Festival:
November 16th - 20th, 9:00am - 9:00pm

Dami Egbeyemi presents his thesis project "EmotionMirror: A Creativity Support Tool for Health and Wellness," the exhibition requirement for his candidacy in the Master of Arts program in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Faculty of MAP (University of Regina).

His work is supervised by Dr. Shannon Holmes (Theatre) and Dr. David Gerhard (Computer Science).

This exhibit will be presented at the Grey Cup Digital Zone and is free to attend for people of all ages.

More information:
https://www.greycupfestival.ca/event/digital-zone/

Date ( Add to your Calendar)
Daily
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

How to Connect
Connect through the Grey Cup Fesitival:

https://www.greycupfestival.ca/event/digital-zone/

https://emotionmirror.com/

Few options in health care promote communication of feelings between people. Through an autoethnographic approach, I showed that I could imagine interoceptive experiences and draw feelings on paper. My experimentation continued with an account of creating my feelings in 3D. The creative processes I used to model feelings were informed by constructive solid geometry and the Dada assemblage art style. I developed a Hi-Fi Prototype using MaxMSP and a final product using Unity3D with collaborators. The product was created to map and display the ephemeral qualities of feelings. Following the Patient-Oriented Research method, I consulted patient partners after they tested the prototype. I applied findings from focus groups and user observation sessions using iterative methods to enhance the product's usability. Learnings from computational creativity contributed to the development of EmotionMirror as a creativity support tool for health and wellness. The product leverages computer-aided graphics to visualise and share internal body signals' location, intensity, and salience. Thebrowser-based user interface consists of three main features. First: a 3D body map. Second: 3D objects and parametric drawings coined as Interoceptive Metaphors assembled within the body map frame. Third: An intuitive user interface developed using Human-Centered Design principles. Researchers, artists, and the public can access the web application to create and communicate their feelings on emotionmirror.com

Contact
Dami Egbeyemi
306-201-8088
egbeyemo@uregina.ca