(Note: A postdoctoral associate at MIT is currently researching digital media parodies and will be including Heartfelt in a forthcoming book chapter.)
Team: Tiffany Chen, Jason Lipshin
Description: A typical blind date often involves navigating difficult social terrain. Full of veiled meanings and uncertain intentions, blind dates often make it impossible to know whether another person truly likes you or not.
Heart Felt is a satirical wearable computing system that explores what happens when intimate data becomes more public. Used within the context of the blind date, Heart Felt makes the heart rate data for each date available to their potential partner, while also automating certain actions which could move the date forward.
Advisors: Nashid Nabian, Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Design.