Sometimes it’s not always easy to describe how you’re feeling. You may feel over-whelmed, worried that you might make others feel over-whelmed, just not have the words or want to avoid thinking about what it is that is really occupying your mind…
…That’s what got me started thinking about “what if people had care labels like clothes?”.
The concept of people with care labels is a fun and intriguing one. What would your care label say? But it goes deep into the quantified universe.
Are there somethings which can not be quantified? You can go down to the chemical functions, maybe even the watch the neutrons firing away but does that give you enough scope over emotion? Zoe talks about some apps which allow you to self track mood but as someone who assigns a mood to my self reported dreams with Dreamboard. Its sometimes difficult quantifying it down to a single emotion.
I feel it would work better like a colour picker. I feel a little bit of this and a little bit of that but also a dash of the other.
So less set labels but more mixable pallets. But of course the idea of them being visible still stands. And of course the question of what other people will do once they know how you feel? This certainly would make playing hard to get… a whole different game.
Intriguing and collides right into the work Rain’s been working on, with wearables.