Atlas of emotions

This is one of 3 projects I worked on in 2016 with the amazing team at Stamen Design. 

 Varied states of the "disgust" emotion, sorted by intensity

Varied states of the "disgust" emotion, sorted by intensity

Shapes of emotions and a sense of calm

I worked with the Stamen team on Atlas of Emotions, including defining the shapes of the emotions and developing the "calm" page. One of my favorite moments of the project was generating bezier curves that created a feeling of disgust. Another wonderful challenge was adapting an existing design theme to evoke a sense of calm. You can read more about my, Eric, and Nicolette's work defining the emotional state shapes in my essay on The Shapes of Emotions.  Additionally, Eric Socolofsky described our team's collaborative and creative process for Finding Calm in the Atlas of Emotions.