September 15th, 2014
I think your project could have a very powerful impact on lots of people, since everyone has high and low points. I found that there was a simple beauty in the data visualization, and feel that even though emotions can go up and down, this shows representation shows that its not always a bad thing, and that it can be beautiful as well. I wonder if having 'averages' for point of reference would be good or bad. For example, if you have high self esteem all the time, you might not realize from this representation that this isn't normal and that others might feel you have a big ego. Would having a normal marker make people feel alienated or would it help?
I was wondering the same thing. I feel like from the graph, people might conclude that unless their self-esteem is always high, they're doing something wrong. In any case, I think a high level of confidence/self-esteem can be achieved and maintained without unhealthy levels of arrogance.
I really like this idea, and your graphic is very beautiful. It isn't very easy to read the emotions, however, and I think there must be some way to share the complexity of emotions in a clearer and more engaging way.
I really like your idea, I believe recording emotion and confidence will be a good tool that helps people to reflect on themselves. For example, if a person is depressed all the time, he should be alert and make some changes in his life. Also, the graph you generate is very compelling and beautiful, it definitely embraces the graphical excellence.
However, one question I have in mind is that instead of having only one color in one time, there are very complicated patterns of colors in one time. How do you record that, is it like all the emotions in a day? And if different colors are mixed, like same level of anger(red) and joy(yellow) in a day, will the graph shows that the emotion is anticipation(orange)?
Mauricio, great work. You've not only come up with a great visual approach to representing and revealing emotion, but also have documented and communicated your idea extremely well.
I really like that you've left plenty of room for individual reading of the outcome; there's no absolute applied to the representation of emotion, instead it's heuristic and open-ended, allowing people to inquiry and apply their own meaning to the shape, color and form of the emotion presented.
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