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Designing for Emotion Regulation Interventions: An Agenda for HCI Theory and Research

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2022-11-05
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Abstract
There is a growing interest in human-computer interaction (HCI) to envision, design, and evaluate technology-enabled interventions that support users’ emotion regulation. This interest stems in part from increased recognition that the ability to regulate emotions is critical to mental health, and that a lack of effective emotion regulation is a transdiagnostic factor for mental illness. However, the potential to combine innovative HCI designs with the theoretical grounding and state-of-the-art interventions from psychology has yet to be fully realised. In this article, we synthesise HCI work on emotion regulation interventions and propose a three-part framework to guide technology designers in making: (i) theory-informed decisions about intervention targets; (ii) strategic decisions regarding the technology-enabled intervention mechanisms to be included in the system; and (iii) practical decisions around previous implementations of the selected intervention components. We show how this framework can both systematise HCI work to date and suggest a research agenda for future work.
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DOI: 10.1145/3569898
Publication title
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction
Document title
Designing for Emotion Regulation Interventions: An Agenda for HCI Theory and Research
Publisher
ACM
Date
2023
Volume
30
Issue
1
First page
13:1
Last page
13:55
Publisher DOI
10.1145/3569898
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Yes
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