Skip to main content

Memoryscape: Designing with Senior Citizens as Memory Meditation

  • Conference paper
Human Factors in Computing and Informatics (SouthCHI 2013)

Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science ((LNPSE,volume 7946))

Included in the following conference series:

  • 3942 Accesses

Abstract

Supporting senior citizens with tools to recollect past experiences about everyday life is gaining ground within HCI research. In this paper, we focus on how seniors reminiscing can be a resource for designers to uncover the situated aspects. In particular, we argue that an analytical focus on seniors’ memories is a fruitful stance for tracing how design practice situates issues of senior wellbeing. We employ the case of designing with senior citizens to design ICT for supporting adherence to physical therapy at home and discuss two retrospective examples. These examples highlight how seniors’ physical wellbeing was situated in, memories of a musically rich and mobile life, and memories of youthful male body. Through retrospection, we offer the preliminary notion of memoryscape as a conceptual term for orienting how a design process can mediate seniors’ memories as a way of accounting for situated elderliness in design.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this chapter

Subscribe and save

Springer+ Basic
EUR 32.99 /Month
  • Get 10 units per month
  • Download Article/Chapter or eBook
  • 1 Unit = 1 Article or 1 Chapter
  • Cancel anytime
Subscribe now

Buy Now

Chapter
USD 29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
eBook
USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book
USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Purchases are for personal use only

Institutional subscriptions

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Similar content being viewed by others

References

  1. Bagalkot, N.L., Sokoler, T., Shaikh, R.: Integrating physiotherapy with everyday life: exploring the space of possibilities through ReHandles. In: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, pp. 91–98. ACM (2012)

    Google Scholar 

  2. Bagalkot, N., Sokoler, T.: ReHandle: towards integrating physical rehabilitation in everyday life. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 1795–1800. ACM (2011)

    Google Scholar 

  3. Buxton, B.: Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc. (2007)

    Google Scholar 

  4. Coleman, P.G.: Uses of reminiscence: Functions and benefits. Aging & Mental Health 9(4), 291–294 (2005)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. Brandt, E., Binder, T., Malmborg, L., Sokoler, T.: Communities of everyday practice and situated elderliness as an approach to co-design for senior interaction. In: Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group of Australia on Computer-Human Interaction (OZCHI 2010), pp. 400–403. ACM, New York (2010)

    Chapter  Google Scholar 

  6. Ingold, T.: The Temporality of the Landscape. World Archaeology 25(2), 152–174 (1993)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  7. Latour, B.: Reassembling the social-an introduction to actor-network-theory. Oxford University Press (2005)

    Google Scholar 

  8. Merriam, S.B.: The Uses of Reminiscence in Older Adulthood. Educational Gerontology 19(5), 441–450 (1993)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  9. Pavel, D., Callaghan, V., Dey, A.K.: Looking Back in Wonder: How Self-Monitoring Technologies Can Help Us Better Understand Ourselves. In: 2010 Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE), pp. 289–294. IEEE (2010)

    Google Scholar 

  10. Staahl, A., Höök, K., Svensson, M., Taylor, A.S., Combetto, M.: Experiencing the Affective Diary. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 13, 365–378 (2009)

    Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

Copyright information

© 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

About this paper

Cite this paper

Bagalkot, N.L., Green, W., Lutz, P. (2013). Memoryscape: Designing with Senior Citizens as Memory Meditation. In: Holzinger, A., Ziefle, M., Hitz, M., Debevc, M. (eds) Human Factors in Computing and Informatics. SouthCHI 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7946. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39062-3_39

Download citation

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39062-3_39

  • Publisher Name: Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

  • Print ISBN: 978-3-642-39061-6

  • Online ISBN: 978-3-642-39062-3

  • eBook Packages: Computer ScienceComputer Science (R0)

Publish with us

Policies and ethics