Memorable and Emotional Media Moments: Reminding Yourself of the Good Things!

Teresa Chambel, Pedro Carvalho

Abstract

Experiencing digital media content is among the most accessible and beloved recreational activities people indulge in. It can promote learning and creative thinking, as well as being an important source of entertainment, with a great impact in our emotions. In particular, it has the power to foster positive emotions and attitudes, to regulate or enhance our mood, contributing to our general sense of wellbeing and quality of life. This paper discusses and explores the potential of media and how it can be addressed to create a tool to help individuals become more aware of their emotions and promote their psychological wellbeing. It discusses main motivation and background and presents EmoJar, an interactive web application designed and developed to allow users to collect and relive media that have significant impact and remind them of the good things they experience along time in their lives. EmoJar is based on the Happiness Jar concept, enriched here with media and its emotional impact, as an extension to Media4WellBeing, aligning with the goals and approaches of Positive Psychology and Positive Computing. User evaluation results were very encouraging in terms of perceived usefulness, usability and user experience. Future work will lead us further in the aim to provide a useful and interesting digital experience that further supports users in their journey of personal awareness and development.

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in Harvard Style

Chambel T. and Carvalho P. (2020). Memorable and Emotional Media Moments: Reminding Yourself of the Good Things!.In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-402-2, pages 86-98. DOI: 10.5220/0009178300860098


in Bibtex Style

@conference{hucapp20,
author={Teresa Chambel and Pedro Carvalho},
title={Memorable and Emotional Media Moments: Reminding Yourself of the Good Things!},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP,},
year={2020},
pages={86-98},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009178300860098},
isbn={978-989-758-402-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP,
TI - Memorable and Emotional Media Moments: Reminding Yourself of the Good Things!
SN - 978-989-758-402-2
AU - Chambel T.
AU - Carvalho P.
PY - 2020
SP - 86
EP - 98
DO - 10.5220/0009178300860098