[ISEA2014] Paper: Salvatore Iaconesi & Oriana Persico – An Emotional Compass: Harvesting Geo‑located Emotional States from User Generated Content on Social Networks and Using them to Create a Novel Experience of Cities


This paper describes the design and implementation of a novel mobile interface under the form of an emotional compass.  The interface has been created using the possibility to access large number of geo‑located user generated contents across multiple social networks, which have then been processed using Natural Language Analysis techniques, to understand the emotions expressed by Internet users in urban environments. This possibility gives rise to the innovative interface for urban navigation presented in this paper, and opens up the opportunity to conceptualize and implement novel forms of services.

  • Salvatore Iaconesi Oriana Persico, ISIA Design, Florence, IT