Following on from Christian Nold's excellent talk at Geekyoto I got to thinking about other uses of emotional mapping, not just restricting it to a geographical model as per the Greenwich emotion map.

Then yesterday afternoon, I was doing some bug fixing on some ugly, ugly code and wondered what my "arousal level" would be as per Christian's maps. I thought it would probably be in the zone of high arousal implying stress, and wondered if mapping the code emotionally would be a good way of working out which areas to concentrate on when re-factoring and reworking. I'm not sure how practical it would be to operate as rarely does one sit down and read code.