Geneva Emotion Wheel

Method suitability

Study type

XField studies
XLab studies
XOnline studies
XQuestionnaire

Development phase

Concepts
Early prototypes
XFunctional prototypes
XProducts on market

Studied period of experience

Before usage
XSnapshots
XAn episode
Long-term UX

Evaluator / Info provider

UX experts
XOne user at a time
Groups of users
Pairs of users

Data

Qualitative
XQuantitative

Applications

XWeb services
XPC software
XMobile software
XHardware designs
Other:

Requirements

Trained researcher
Special equipment

Summary

Based on Scherer's Component Process Model, the Geneva Emotion Research Group has developed this new instrument to obtain self-report of felt emotions elicited by events or objects.

Description

A participant chooses which emotion s/he feels from a wheel-shaped emotion scale.

Strengths

developed by research group that is well-equipped to develop such scales

Weaknesses

- same drawbacks as with all subjective scales

References describing the method

http://www.unige.ch/fapse/emotion/resmaterial/gew.zip
You can download a zip archive file that contains a master Word file (with the description of the instrument, suggested instructions, and a model of the answer sheet) as well as supporting literature.
What are emotions? And how can they be measured? Social Science Information, 44(4), 693-727.

References about quality of the method

The development of this scale is decribed in Scherer, K. R. (2005).

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