MeMa: Designing the Memory Machine
Price, Dominic; Jacobs, Rachel; Darzentas, Dimitrios; Perez Vallejos, Elvira; Chadborn, Neil; Martindale, Sarah; Urquhart, Lachlan
Elvira Perez Vallejos
The Memory Machine is an ambitious project that aims to develop a device to capture people's memories to create a blend of personal and factual data that builds identities, and contextualizes personal recollections. The Memory Machine has been guided by co-production and user-centred design principles to ensure users' input has a critical role in the development of the technology. Through a series of creative workshops, we facilitated participants to discuss and represent their perceptions of memory making and recollection, towards the design of the Memory Machine. This paper investigates how a creative, participatory process enabled technical topics to be explored together, as well as enabling the participants to address more challenging issues of memory; such as painful memories, memory loss, and memories at end-of-life, with a particular focus on dementia, to inform the future design of the Memory Machine.
|Start Date||Jun 23, 2019|
|Book Title||Companion Publication of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019 Companion|
|APA6 Citation||Price, D., Jacobs, R., Darzentas, D., Perez Vallejos, E., Chadborn, N., Martindale, S., & Urquhart, L. (2019). MeMa: Designing the Memory Machine. In Companion Publication of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019 Companion, 271--276. doi:10.1145/3301019.3323882|
|Keywords||co-design, dementia, health, interface design, memories, recollection, togetherness, well-being|
|Additional Information||©ACM, 2017 .
Published in Proceeding : DIS '19 Companion Companion Publication of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019 Companion. Pages 271-276 San Diego, CA, USA — June 23 - 28, 2019
ACM : New York, NY, USA, ©2019
ISBN: 978-1-4503-6270-2 doi: 10.1145/3301019.3323882
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