Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Brief Overview of Calming Technology (Research group at Stanford University)

What is calming technology?  I've been meaning to write a few in-depth posts on this topic, but I've had little time.  For now, here's a brief overview of the topic:

"Calming Technologies are tools that reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus and clarity, and help develop calming physical, cognitive, and emotional habits." -CalmingTech

Calming Technology 
"CalmingTechnology.com is the research blog for the Calming Technology research group at Stanford University. We draw from the fields of human-computer interaction, persuasion and influence, psychology and perception, and medicine and anatomy. Previously we referred to this field as "augmented relaxation" and similar names..."

Calming Technology Course, Stanford Persuasive Tech Lab, taught by BJ Fogg and Neema Moraveji

CalmingTech (twitter)

Calming Technology Bibilography

Calming Technology (pdf)
Neema Moraveji, Neekaan Oshidary, Roy Pea, BJ Fogg (CHI 2011)

Links: Calming technology projects,  freeware, and commercial products

As I explore this topic, I'll post more information!

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