Ongoing project as part of the BA in Design Communication level 3 programme at LASALLE. Also see Affective Communication Research (2021-2022, Ongoing Project) and A Series of Explorations and Technical Challenges (2021) in relation to this project.

Developed as an exploration of Affective Computing through a communication design lens for the recognition, communication and interpretation of affective states as forms of computer-mediated communication and interaction design practice.

Hello, I’m Here explores creative technology applications through an interactive and immersive installation. Utilising machine learning-based facial expression recognition as a means of a future interface that encourages participants to recognise, interpret, and communicate their emotions.

Participants non-verbally communicate their emotions, which are then abstracted into a series of coloured LEDs, putting them in touch with their emotions as well as understanding the emotions of others, reflecting their collective emotional state.