Week 3 Team Project Reflection

Annan Yuan - Fri 13 March 2020, 8:15 pm
Modified: Fri 13 March 2020, 8:18 pm

Four girls in our group and one of us is in IT major, others are all in Interaction design. We are working on the theme Emotion Totems. We had a little chat and then started with our team agreement. Everything went well.


Then we started to do a site map through the three ground of World Cafe materials left. And send works to everyone. Each of us needs to come up with one idea based on this site map with some research support as the inspiration.



Based on the site map, I chose

  • Transfer emotion from negative to positive.
  • Share emotions

these two insights to come up with an idea. I am trying to use the lights' colors of the flower's petals to encourage people themselves to recall the good mood that they had to transfer their negative mood to be positive.


People are easily getting stuck in a negative mood and hard to get out. We only can try hard to do with it. Even in a whole day, there was something great happened, as long as one thing doesn't happen your way, people will only remember this “bad” thing and keep complaining. One of the methods to help people get out of this situation can be someone else leads you to recall what happened is good. In the video, Alison Ledgerwood’s husband leads her focus on the good things happened just by asking her what happened is good today after her complaining. Helping Alison recall the positive emotion she had let her realize that that is actually a good day[1].

And people transferring positive and negative emotions to others. When positive expressions were reduced, people produced fewer positive posts and more negative posts; when negative expressions were reduced, the opposite pattern occurred which means positive expression can bring more positive emotional expression and negative expressions can bring more negative emotions.[2] In this case, the idea is to use the flower to encourage people to share their positive experiences with a positive mood.


[1]A. Ledgerwood, "Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck)", Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck), 2013. [Online]. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XFLTDQ4JMk&list=LLmpCwEucudTdeD4EsOO2Jzg&index=3&t=0s. [Accessed: 13- Mar- 2020].

[2]A. Kramer, J. Guillory, and J. Hancock, "Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks", PNAS, 2014. [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1320040111. [Accessed: 13- Mar- 2020].