The photostroller

Gaver, William, Wright, Peter, Boucher, Andy, Bowers, John, Blythe, Mark, Jarvis, Nadine, Cameron, David, Kerridge, Tobie, Wilkie, Alex and Phillips, Robert (2011) The photostroller. In: CHI 2011 (ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems), 7-8 May 2011, Vancouver, Canada.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979198

Abstract

The Photostroller is a device designed for use by residents of a care home for older people. It shows a continuous slideshow of photographs retrieved from the Flickr™ image website using a set of six predefined categories modified by a tuneable degree of 'semantic drift'. In this paper, we describe the design process that led to the Photostroller, and summarise observations made during a deployment in the care home that has lasted over two months at the time of writing. We suggest that the Photostroller balances constraint with openness, and control with drift, to provide an effective resource for the ludic engagement of a diverse group of older people with each other and the world outside their home.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: J900 Others in Technology
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
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Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 10:16
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:18
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/10649

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