Log Book

Alright: A Book of Emotion Visualization

March 2017

Throughout this month I’m putting together three books to showcase my research, Alright., Fine. and It Could Be Better. Alright, includes each day of my emotions visualized over the year I recorded them. Its appendix includes all of the raw data collected during that time.

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The main content is a presentation of my data as the daily primary emotions recorded and the resulting visualizations. There are monthly collections of the small multiples at the beginning of the book and spreads of each week in the following pages.

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At the end of the book, the reader can find all of the raw data. This includes the date, primary and secondary emotions or feelings, the events of each day as I recorded them, each dimension and if there were triggers or reactions noted. As time elapses, the reader can see the difference in the way I recorded emotion. One of these differences is how the events were recorded. At the beginning, the events were recorded briefly and rather vaguely. As time went on, the events became much more descriptive.
Triggers and actions only began to be recorded at the end of the year (2016). This was a result of findings from the group recording experiment and workshop Junior Research Conference.

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Alternative Visualizations

January 2017

Freud’s metaphor will continue to be the basis for the emotion visualization. In the beginning of the year, I explored briefly slight variations on the visual language.