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ECSCW 2007 pp 79-98 | Cite as

Designing family photo displays

  • Alex S. Taylor
  • Laurel Swan
  • Abigail Durrant

We present efforts to explore the relatively underdeveloped area of digital photo display. Using examples from two empirical studies with family homes, we develop our results around three broad themes related to the display of photos and their arrangement. The first theme highlights the collaborative as well as individual work that goes into preparing photos for display. The second attends to the obligations families have to put particular photos on display. The third introduces the notion of curatorial control and the tensions that arise from one person controlling a home’s photo displays. Drawing on these themes, we go on to describe how we have used a critical design approach to open up the possibilities for future display innovations. Three critical design proposals are presented as sketches to illustrate the development of our ideas to date.

Keywords

Critical Design Curatorial Control Digital Photo Family Home Photo Mesh 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex S. Taylor
    • 1
  • Laurel Swan
    • 2
  • Abigail Durrant
    • 3
  1. 1.Microsoft ResearchUK
  2. 2.School of IS, Computing and MathematicsBrunel UniversityUK
  3. 3.Digital World Research CentreUniversity of SurreyUK

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