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Emotional Design in Human-Robot Interaction

Theory, Methods and Applications

  • Hande Ayanoğlu
  • Emília Duarte

Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Understanding the Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hande Ayanoğlu, Emília Duarte
      Pages 3-7
    3. João S. Sequeira, Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira, Ana Nunes Barata, Maria Filomena Pereira
      Pages 9-35
  3. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Hande Ayanoğlu, João S. Sequeira
      Pages 39-55
    3. Magda Saraiva, Hande Ayanoğlu
      Pages 57-70
    4. João S. Sequeira
      Pages 111-116
  4. Robot Design Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Magda Saraiva, Hande Ayanoğlu, Beste Özcan
      Pages 119-141
    3. Hugo Alexandre Ferreira, Magda Saraiva
      Pages 143-159
  5. Case Study

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Hande Ayanoğlu, Magda Saraiva, Luís Teixeira, Emília Duarte
      Pages 163-183
  6. Future Developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Edirlei Soares de Lima, Bruno Feijó
      Pages 187-199

About this book


While social robots participation increases in everyday human life, their presence in diverse contexts and situations is expected. At the same point, users tend to become more demanding regarding their roles, abilities, behaviour and appearance. Thus, designers and developers are confronted with the need to design more sophisticated robots that can produce such a positive reaction from users so as to become well accepted in various cases of use. Like this, Human-Robot Interaction has become a developing area.

Emotions are an important part in human life, since they mediate the interaction with other humans, entities and/or products. In recent years, there has been an increase in the importance of emotions applied to the design field, giving rise to the so-called Emotional Design area. In the case of Human-Robot Interaction, the emotional design can help to elicit (e.g., pleasurable) or prevent (e.g., unpleasant) emotional/affective reactions/responses.

This book gives a practical introduction to emotional design in human-robot interaction and supports designers with knowledge and research tools to help them take design decisions based on a User-Centred Design approach. It should also be useful to people interested in design processes, even if not directly related to the design of social robots but, instead, to other technology-based artefacts. The text is meant as a reference source with practical guidelines and advice for design issues.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hande Ayanoğlu
    • 1
  • Emília Duarte
    • 2
  1. 1.IADE – Faculdade de Design, Tecnologia e ComunicaçãoUniversidade EuropeiaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.IADE – Faculdade de Design, Tecnologia e ComunicaçãoUniversidade EuropeiaLisbonPortugal

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