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MeMa: Designing the Memory Machine

Abstract

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
Publication Date 2019
Pages 271--276
Book Title Companion Publication of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019 Companion
ISBN 9781450362702
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
DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/3301019.3323882
Keywords co-design, dementia, health, interface design, memories, recollection, togetherness, well-being
Publisher URL http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3301019.3323882
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