VizEmo: Child Communication Technology for Learning Ambience
Current wearable technologies in the classroom do not properly support tracking children’s emotions with regards to their progress in learning. Interactive, learning ambience connected with wearables to track and visualize children’s emotion, is one approach that may allow for better communication of emotional state with teachers and peers alike. We introduce VizEmo by probing into connectivity and interactivity of wearables to capture children’s emotional feedback, wireless technology and sensors to detect the wearable device, and visual representations such as lights and pictures to display children’s captured emotions. Lifelogging helps informal tracking and visualization of children’s real-time physiological signals, such as heart-rate and electrodermal activities connected to their emotions progressing in their education. Supported by our prior study, this work aims at advancing children’s emotion communication technology while improving their educational outcomes. It further augments connectivity and interactivity of wearables to learning ambience when communicating with the classroom.
Vishkaie, R. S. (2019). VizEmo: Child Communication Technology for Learning Ambience. Paper accepted at the ACM International Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), San Fransisco.