Companions: objects accruing value and memories by being a part of our lives

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    Cherished utilitarian objects can provide comfort and pleasure through their associations to our personal past and the time and energy we have invested in and with them. In this paper, we present a specific type of object relationship, which we call the companion. They are mundane objects that accrued meaning over time, and evoke tiny pleasureswhen we interact with them. We then draw insights from the HCI research literature on digital possessions and attachment that could be applied to enhance digital products or processes with companion qualities. We argue the importance to design for digital companionship in everyday use products, for example by enabling the accruement of subtle marks of the owners past with the product. We wish to evoke thought and awareness of the role of companions, and how this relationship can be supported in digital products.
    Originele taal-2Engels
    TitelOzCHI '16: Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, Launceston, Australia
    Plaats van productieNew York
    UitgeverijAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    ISBN van elektronische versie978-1-4503-4618-4
    StatusGepubliceerd - 30 nov 2016
    Evenement28th Australian conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI 2016) - Launceston, Australië
    Duur: 28 nov 20162 dec 2016
    Congresnummer: 28


    Congres28th Australian conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI 2016)
    Verkorte titelOzCHI 2016
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