September 14th, 2014
Narrowing down this idea really made it more accessible and less likely to be skewed when it was time to collect data, as opposed to the more general idea you started with. However, I was wondering how the data is going to be collected for the current idea. Is it going to be a survey, and if so, how will people know which sense they are more affected by when it comes to emotion? Are you going to have a series of sample images, sounds, etc, that people rate their reaction to, or is it going to be more general? I am just a little bit confused about the final data that you are going to be collecting, though it is displayed in a very embodied way, and I admire your careful consideration of color and form.
Interesting idea-- this would result in a very thought-provoking visualization! However, when people consider what makes them happy, there often are aspects of it that are not really related to the senses, like spending time with family. Also, there are feelings that influence happiness, like feeling the warm sun on a day in early spring. Though I understand that you may be leaving out the types of happiness that don't seem directly related to the senses (the first type I mentioned), I wonder how you would include happiness related to feeling? All in all, I really like your idea and implementation!
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