It's Just My History Isn't It? Understanding smart journaling practices

Elsden, Chris, Durrant, Abigail and Kirk, David (2016) It's Just My History Isn't It? Understanding smart journaling practices. In: CHI 2016 - Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 7th - 12th May 2016, San Jose, CA.

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Smart journals are both an emerging class of lifelogging applications and novel digital possessions, which are used to create and curate a personal record of one's life. Through an in-depth interview study of analogue and digital journaling practices, and by drawing on a wide range of research around 'technologies of memory', we address fundamental questions about how people manage and value digital records of the past. Appreciating journaling as deeply idiographic, we map a broad range of user practices and motivations and use this understanding to ground four design considerations: recognizing the motivation to account for one's life; supporting the authoring of a unique perspective and finding a place for passive tracking as a chronicle. Finally, we argue that smart journals signal a maturing orientation to issues of digital archiving.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lifelogging; Memory; Smart Journals; Quantified Self
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
P300 Media studies
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2018 09:22
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 12:01

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