Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
June 23–25, 2015 • San Francisco, CA

The EmotiveModeler: An emotive form design CAD tool

Whether or not we are experts in the design language of objects, we have an unconscious understanding of the emotional character of their forms. The EmotiveModeler integrates knowledge about our emotive perception of shapes with a CAD tool that uses descriptive adjectives as an input to aid designers in creating objects that can communicate emotive character. Through inputting words into the EmotiveModeler UI in the Rhinoceros 3D modeling software, both expert and novice designers can manipulate the design of a bottle using only words and emotions to express emotive character through its form.

The project is described further in this video