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MeMa: Designing the Memory Machine

Price, Dominic; Jacobs, Rachel; Darzentas, Dimitrios; Perez Vallejos, Elvira; Chadborn, Neil; Martindale, Sarah; Urquhart, Lachlan

Authors

Rachel Jacobs

NEIL CHADBORN Neil.Chadborn@nottingham.ac.uk
Problem Based Learning Facilitator

Lachlan Urquhart



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.

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

Conference Name ACM Designing Interactive Systems 2019
Start Date Jun 23, 2019
End Date Jun 28, 2019
Acceptance Date May 7, 2019
Publication Date 2019
Deposit Date Aug 6, 2019
Publicly Available Date
Pages 271--276
Book Title Companion Publication of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019 Companion
ISBN 9781450362702
DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/3301019.3323882
Keywords co-design, dementia, health, interface design, memories, recollection, togetherness, well-being
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/2223534
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