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Supporting Mood Awareness in Collaborative Settings

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Executive Summary

Affective aspects during collaboration can be exploited as triggers for reflection, yet current tools usually ignore these aspects. In this paper, the authors present a set of design choices to inform the design of systems towards enabling mood awareness in collaborative work settings like meetings or conferences. Design choices have served to outline and implement a collection of prototypes, including two input interfaces and three visualizations, which have been evaluated during an important project meeting over three days. Their results show that the user acceptance of capturing mood is high, the aggregated mood values are related to the work process and aggregated moods can influence the individual by creating awareness of others.

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