Emotion map: A location-based mobile social system for improving emotion awareness and regulation

Yun Huang, Ying Tang, Yang Wang

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15 Scopus citations

Abstract

Effective emotion regulation can benefit many aspects of our lives such as mental health and work performance. Informed by emotion regulation theories and in consultation with our university counseling center, we designed a novel locationbased mobile social app, Emotion Map, to help improve people's awareness and regulations of their emotions. The app allows users to log their emotions with the associated time, location, and activity information. Users can keep these logged emotions to themselves or share them with others publicly or anonymously. We conducted a 4-week field trial of the app with 14 university students. Combining usage logs and inperson interviews, our analysis shows promising results of the app. Specifically, we found that the app improved some participants' self-knowledge of their emotions, supported their various emotion regulations, and enabled better awareness of the emotion statuses of their friends and communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages130-142
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781450329224
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 28 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event18th ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015 - BC, Canada
Duration: Mar 14 2015Mar 18 2015

Other

Other18th ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015
CountryCanada
CityBC
Period3/14/153/18/15

Keywords

  • Emotion Regulation
  • Emotion Sharing
  • Location Awareness.
  • Mobile Applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Huang, Y., Tang, Y., & Wang, Y. (2015). Emotion map: A location-based mobile social system for improving emotion awareness and regulation. In CSCW 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 130-142). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2675133.2675173