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I WAS HERE: A service to engage families exploring and preserving stories about their city
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Nowadays, most aspects of our daily lives have been changed by digital technology. Digital content as a new medium has been used widely as memorial to bring back memories of a person, an event or old times. Since all the data probably will exist longer than our lifetime, how should we deal with them and treat them as a heritage? In this project, I am exploring the possibilities of an innovative service that would engage people to preserve memories in the digital age by sharing their stories with future generations. I aim at result that not only allows people to collect stories, but also brings new perspective on how people view their present lives in the community. Moreover, I hope this design will not be limited to Norsjö municipality, but could also bring an extra value to other small communities with similar needs.

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2012. , 107 p.
Keyword [en]
memory, community, family
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-56393OAI: diva2:534443
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Degree Project, Interaction Design
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Master's Programme in Interaction Design
Available from: 2012-08-27 Created: 2012-06-17 Last updated: 2012-08-30Bibliographically approved

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