Externalising memories : designing for digital mnemonic cue embodiment

D.A.P. Gennip, van

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Doctoral Consortium paper and presentation. Remembering is vital to our self-image, how we express ourselves, and relate to others. Nowadays people have more tools available to help them remember, such as photos, messages, and souvenirs. Increasingly, media are stored digitally and because of low associated cost, we tend to keep more. However, digital media lack salience and perceived value as mnemonic devices due to their intangible nature. A souvenir may allow for touch, playing around, showing it to others, and sharing of stories. Such engagement is harder with digital media. The question becomes how reminiscence and reflection using digital cues can be improved. I will study whether a remembering experience can be improved by extending digital mnemonic cues with a physical component, based of ideas from the field of external cognition. Exploring the effects on experience of digital and physical mnemonic cues is where my project can contribute to the body of knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOzCHI'13: 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, 26-29 November 2013, Adelaide, Australia
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event25th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI 2013) - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 26 Nov 201329 Nov 2013
Conference number: 25


Conference25th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI 2013)
Abbreviated titleOzCHI 2013


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