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

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

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Publication date8/06/2018
Host publicationDIS '18 Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference
PublisherACM
Pages149-161
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781450351980
Original languageEnglish
EventACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems 2018 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 9/06/201813/06/2018

Conference

ConferenceACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems 2018
Abbreviated titleDIS'18
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period9/06/1813/06/18

Conference

ConferenceACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems 2018
Abbreviated titleDIS'18
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period9/06/1813/06/18

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