MemoryReel: A Purpose-Designed Device for Recording Digitally Connected Special Moments for Later Recall and Reminiscence

Huaxin Wei, Dianya Hua, Eli Blevis, Zitao Zhang

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Abstract

This paper presents the design rationale and concept development behind MemoryReel, a tangibly interactive desktop device that records special moments of online social interactions, between couples and friends over a long distance, and supports later reminiscence. In a human-centered design process started with a two-act design inquiry, we developed the design concept and implemented a medium-to-high-fidelity interactive prototype. We then invited 20 participants to experience the prototype and give comments. The design rationale together with the analysis of the exploratory user study findings provides insights on the dimensions and strategies of a design space for digital memories and long-distance relationships, with an emphasis on reminiscence support.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTEI 2019 - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages135-144
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450361965
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2019
Event13th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2019 - Tempe, United States
Duration: 17 Mar 201920 Mar 2019

Publication series

NameTEI 2019 - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2019
CountryUnited States
CityTempe
Period17/03/1920/03/19

Keywords

  • Avatar-based physical tokens
  • Connectedness
  • Digital memory
  • Long-distance friendship
  • Long-distance relationship
  • Reminiscing
  • Tangible interaction design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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