Designing User Interfaces in Emotionally-Sensitive Applications

  • Alistair SutcliffeEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10515)


A method for analysing emotion and motivation for design of affective user interfaces is described. Theories from psychology of emotion and motivation are applied in user-centred design to analyse desired influences on users, and plan appropriate UI features, based on a scenario-based approach that analyses affective situations. The method informs design of multimedia and agent-based user interfaces for persuasive technology applications and domains where the user interface may have emotive effects. Use of method is illustrated with a case study in health informatics for a persuasive technology application.


Emotion Motivation Scenarios Interactive agents Persuasive technology Health informatics 



The work described in this paper is funded by EPSRC project ref. EP/K015796/1 Software Architecture for Mental Health Self Management (SAMS).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Manchester Business SchoolUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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