Emotional health is an essential element in advancing towards one's life goals and is inextricably connected with physical and social well-being. Since emotions involve physiological, behavioral, and cognitive changes, emotional problems can cause serious problems throughout one's life.
Understanding one's emotional states precisely and suitably expressing emotions are the most salient methods for maintaining emotional health. However, managing and comprehending complicated changes in emotions can be personally challenging and demanding.
This thesis not only concentrates on the process of design thinking to determine how to enhance personal emotional intelligence but also proposes the use of both a digital device for expressing emotions properly and a mobile application for having a better awareness of one's emotional state. The intent of this study is to offer these new designs through an integrated process to improve emotional health in daily life.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Emotions--Technological innovations; Expression--Technological innovations; Mobile apps--Development
Industrial Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Andrew M. Herbert
Hong, Mi-hee, "PEN+: An Emotional expression device and a mobile application for emotional health" (2016). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
RIT – Main Campus
Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at BF591 .H66 2016