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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

Dominic Price

Rachel Jacobs

Elvira Perez Vallejos

Neil Chadborn

Sarah Martindale

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 DIS '19 Companion: Companion Publication of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019 Companion (271-276). https://doi.org/10.1145/3301019.3323882

Conference Name DIS '19: Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019
Conference Location San Diego, CA, USA
Start Date Jun 23, 2019
End Date Jun 28, 2019
Online Publication Date Jun 18, 2019
Publication Date 2019
Deposit Date Mar 16, 2022
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages 271-276
Book Title DIS '19 Companion: Companion Publication of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019 Companion
ISBN 978-1-4503-6270-2
DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/3301019.3323882
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2854930