EXPERIMENTAL INFOGRAPHIC

THE AUDIOVISUAL DESIGN OF EMOTIONS

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PART 1

THEORETICAL PART

Emotions are an essential part of our daily life and are unconsciously affecting our acting and perception. Especially in the context of design it is necessary to draw emotions by the design to achieve the required perception.

The focus of the theoretical part, was the question, how emotions can be depicted in form, color and music in an abstract way. To approach this question, the core emotions were closely analysed, to get a clear definition about the expression and the effect on people. In the following course of the dissertation every single core emotion was investigated on expression of form and color and it‘s musical realization. 

The material for the analysis were examples of art, design and mythology – and movie soundtracks for the musical exploration.

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SUMMARIZED INFOGRAPHIC
 

The results of the theoretical work were summarized in a infographic. These results show the tendencies, which are based on universal factors and regional and cultural aspects of the european area.  Thus the graphical overview can only display a convergence for the graphical design of emotions. 

But for designers these summarized results can be used for inspiration and sensitization, to appreciate the emotional potential of form, color and music.
 

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EXPERIMENTAL INFOGRAPHIC

THE AUDIOVISUAL DESIGN OF EMOTIONS

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PART 2

PRACTICAL PART

Based on theoretical design knowledge the installation combines experimentally and playfully the interaction of form, color and music to an multisensory spacial experience. 

The form of every core emotion ( joy, sorrow, fear, anger, disgust, surprise) is visualized by six paper sculptures. The video-mapping-projection provides the color and vibrancy and shows the range and variation of every single emotion.
 

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