Here is my first argument outline. It has plot holes and I am trying to find out more. Please feel free to critique and give your opinions on what you think. Nathan already gave me a few pointers
Computers need to have emotional Intelligence
- Emotion is part of the context
- We are not always rational: We are emotive beings to think that when we are interacting with a computer we are always in a neutral state is not very in situ!
- Desiderata and Sociability: Explanation of context and why problem solving is not enough
- Example: Nathan trying to find the temporary saved file when his computer crashed. .Using desiderata framework
- Need based design produces incomplete solutions
- Usability and Functionality is not enough
- Pleasure is important for day to day design: What is pleasurable and how need based design does only thinks of it as aesthetics
- Example: Jeff interacting with Cortana.
- We are in an abusive relationship with computers (I will write a better claim once it makes sense)
- We are emotionally invested in computers: We are natural meaning makers, we associate everything with a personality.
- Our computer are not invested in us: Computers trigger similar social interactions as people, but do not reciprocate.
- Example: It’s like talking to a zombie!
- We already know that emotive computers work
- Science Fiction Theory and its awesomeness: what we know from sci fiction theory and how it helps us speculate. In combination with desiderata.
- Example: R2d2, HER. Using SF theory framework and ACT framework what can we learn about them.
So I already know certain things I need to read (thanks to Nathan). Here are the things that I have read, the italicized are the ones just recommended.
 Don Norman: Emotional Design (the whole book!)
 Bardzell and Bardzell: Great and troubling beauty
 Nelson and Stolterman: Desiderata, Design Way
 Trevor Van Gorp, Edie Adams: Design for Emotion. (The whole book)
 Crampton and Smith: Design for everyday life
 Picard Affective Computers
 switch: its a book on emotional intelligence
So what are your thoughts, comments, concerns?