Vaiva Kalnikaite, Abigail Sellen, Steve Whittaker, and Dave Kirk
Lifelogging technologies can capture both mundane and
important experiences in our daily lives, resulting in a rich
record of the places we visit and the things we see. This
study moves beyond technology demonstrations, in aiming
to better understand how and why different types of Lifelogs
aid memory. Previous work has demonstrated that Lifelogs
can aid recall, but that they do many other things too. They
can help us look back at the past in new ways, or to
reconstruct what we did in our lives, even if we don’t recall
exact details. Here we extend the notion of Lifelogging to
include locational information. We augment streams of
Lifelog images with geographic data to examine how
different types of data (visual or locational) might affect
memory. Our results show that visual cues promote detailed
memories (akin to recollection). In contrast locational
information supports inferential processes – allowing
participants to reconstruct habits in their behaviour.
In Proceedings of CHI 2010
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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