This work investigates how digital materials might be passed down in the future and the ways in which people percieve the value of these digital materials in the context of a legacy.
We created a collection of three working digital probes to help people engage with the lifespan of digital content.
We conducted in-home interviews with ten parents and used these systems to provoke
discussions about how technology might support or complicate existing practices related to the transmission, accumulation, and stewardship of digital materials.
Sessions revealed parents desired to treat their digital information in ways not
fully supported by technology.
This work is described, in depth, in a paper which was published and presented at CHI 2013 in Paris [ACM Link
, Local copy
This paper won a best paper honorable mention at the conference.
For more information on the design research process, please check out this document
made while the project was ongoing.