We prototyped many different models and shapes in order to find a standard, androgynous frame suitable for any age. The HUD originally featured both a symbol and a color, to show both levels and types of emotions. This became too complicated, and took up too much space on the screen to be subtly communicated or easily interpreted. We chose to stick to showing levels of emotion on the HUD and allowing further insight into types of emotion to be accessed from the Sense app.
Emotional content can also be accessed through the Sense app. Levels of emotion are displayed on a timeline to review their context. This is intended for teachers and therapists to review with the student.
The video and audio can be played back and reviewed by teachers and students. This allows the opportunity for clarification of confusing emotional encounters. Reviewing with the teacher develops stronger social vocabulary and awareness.
With consistent use over time, Sense empowers its users to feel at ease in social situations.