Exploring Narrative Presentation for Large Multimodal Lifelog Collections through Card Sorting

  • Daragh Byrne
  • Gareth J. F. Jones
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5915)


Using lifelogging tools, personal digital artifacts are collected continuously and passively throughout each day. The wealth of information such an archive contains on our life history provides novel opportunities for the creation of digital life narratives. However, the complexity, volume and multimodal nature of such collections create barriers to achieving this. Nine participants engaged in a card-sorting activity designed to explore practices of content reduction and presentation for narrative composition. We found the visual modalities to be most fluent in communicating experience with other modalities serving to support them and that the users employed the salient themes of the story to organise, arrange and facilitate filtering of the content.


Lifelog SenseCam storytelling digital narrative media selection narrative presentation card-sorting montage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daragh Byrne
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gareth J. F. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Digital Video ProcessingDublin City UniversityDublin 9Ireland
  2. 2.CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies 

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