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Life-Long Collections: Motivations and the Implications for Lifelogging with Mobile Devices

Authors: 

Niamh Caprani, Paulina Piasek, Cathal Gurrin, Noel O'Connor, Kate Irving, Alan Smeaton

Publication Type: 
Refereed Original Article
Abstract: 
In this paper the authors investigate the motivations for life-long collections and how these motivations can inform the design of future lifelog systems. Lifelogging is the practice of automatically capturing data from daily life experiences with mobile devices, such as smartphones and wearable cameras. Lifelog archives can benefit both older and younger people; therefore lifelog systems should be designed for people of all ages. The authors believe that people would be more likely to adopt lifelog practices that support their current motivations for collecting items. To identify these motivations, ten older and ten younger participants were interviewed. It was found that motivations for and against life-long collections evolve as people age and enter different stages, and that family is at the core of life-long collections. These findings will be used to guide the design of an intergenerational lifelog browser.
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): 
10.4018/ijmhci.2014010102
Publication Status: 
Published
Date Accepted for Publication: 
Thursday, 10 July, 2014
Publication Date: 
10/07/2014
Journal: 
International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction
Volume: 
6
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
15-36
Research Group: 
Institution: 
Dublin City University (DCU)
Open access repository: 
Yes