Smart journals are both an emerging class of lifelogging applications and novel digital possessions, which are used to create and curate a personal record of one's life. Through an in-depth interview study of analogue and digital journaling practices, and by drawing on a wide range of research around 'technologies of memory', we address fundamental questions about how people manage and value digital records of the past. Appreciating journaling as deeply idiographic, we map a broad range of user practices and motivations and use this understanding to ground four design considerations: recognizing the motivation to account for one's life; supporting the authoring of a unique perspective and finding a place for passive tracking as a chronicle. Finally, we argue that smart journals signal a maturing orientation to issues of digital archiving.
|Title of host publication||CHI 2016 - Proceedings, 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 7 May 2016|
|Event||34th Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2016 - San Jose, United States|
Duration: 7 May 2016 → 12 May 2016
|Conference||34th Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2016|
|Period||7/05/16 → 12/05/16|