Do we ruin the moment? Exploring the design of novel capturing technologies

Ine Mols, Mendel Broekhuijsen, Elise Van Den Hoven, Panos Markopoulos, Berry Eggen

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    5 Citations (Scopus)


    By capturing our experiences we often strive to better remember them in the future. However, the act of media capturing also influences these same experiences in the present, an area which is underexplored. This paper describes a study with the aim to inform the design of novel media capturing strategies. Adopting an approach of defamiliarization based on intervention and reflection, we strive to gain insights in the influences of future capturing technologies on the experience of a day out. We conducted an exploratory study in which 28 students went on a day out and used a variety of capturing strategies. Individual and group reflections on the experience during this day identified several important aspects that media capturing influences: engagement, perception & attention and social activity. The paper concludes with implications for design and proposes three potential future directions for media capturing, that instead of disturbing the moment enhance the experience.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOzCHI 2015: Being Human - Conference Proceedings
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)9781450336734
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2015
    Event27th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2015 - Parkville, Australia
    Duration: 7 Dec 201510 Dec 2015


    Conference27th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2015


    • Capturing
    • Defamiliarization
    • Interaction design
    • Media technologies
    • Photography
    • User experience

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human-Computer Interaction


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