Exploring Self-Defining Memories in Old Age and their Digital Cues

Sas, Corina (2018) Exploring Self-Defining Memories in Old Age and their Digital Cues. In: DIS '18 Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference. ACM, HKG, pp. 149-161. ISBN 9781450351980

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Abstract

Self-defining memories represent significant emotional events capturing the most important concerns in our lives. While much HCI work on memory technologies has focused on autobiographic memories and lifelogging technologies for capturing them, there has been little exploration of self-defining memories and how they may be supported by appropriate cues. This is important as such memories are key in the development and maintenance of sense of self, particularly in old age. We report on interviews with 8 older adults in their homes. Findings advance the understanding of self-defining memories and their possible cues with new insights into their relationship with self identities and cues’ specific qualities supporting richer emotional recall. Our findings led to several design implications such as novel technologies for curating self-defining memories and their cues, for embedding layered meaning in such cues across the lifespan, and for crafting them.

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©Author ACM, 2018. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in DIS '18 Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3196709.3196767
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09 Mar 2018 09:46
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