April 9, 2012
& End Date
Symbolic Systems Forum
"Calming Technology and Augmented Self-Regulation"
Calming Technology Lab
Monday, April 9, 2012, 12:15-1:05 pm
Building 460, Room 126
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Stress silently but steadily damages physical and emotional well-being, relationships, productivity, and our ability to learn and remember. Stressors are often thought to be exasperated by interactive technology. However, the Calming Technology Lab designs and evaluates techniques and processes for designing empowering technologies that either mitigate known stressors or induce states of calm in their users. In this talk, I will also discuss a particular research project, Breathwear, an attempt at augmenting one’s ability to regulate their respiratory patterns to reduce anxiety, increase focus, and increase the amount of calm in one’s life.
Neema Moraveji is the Director of the Calming Technology Lab at Stanford University. He PhD dissertation was entitled “Augmented Self-Regulation” and he is currently teaching “d.compress: Designing Calm” at the Stanford D.school. His background is Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction. Prior to Stanford he led the Asia Center for Interaction Design at Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing, China.