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Trove: A digitally enhanced memory box for looked after and adopted children

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019
Publisher or commissioning bodyAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages458-463
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450366908
DOIs
DateAccepted/In press - 10 Apr 2019
DatePublished (current) - 12 Jun 2019
Event18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019 - Boise, United States
Duration: 12 Jun 201915 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019

Conference

Conference18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityBoise
Period12/06/1915/06/19

Abstract

For looked after and adopted children, physical objects are often the only remaining link to their past, a portal to stories of birth families, former homes, and significant people. Yet, often these stories can be littered with traumatic events preventing them from moving forward with their lives. Through reminiscence of these stories and attempting to develop narratives of past events, known as 'life story work', we can help children to emotionally process their past. This paper introduces, trove, a digital and physical memory box for storing and curating stories about precious objects. trove creates a safe space for keeping these objects in transient environments and constructing life story narratives.

    Research areas

  • Children, Life Story Work, Social Care, Tangible User Interfaces

Event

18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019

Duration12 Jun 201915 Jun 2019
CityBoise
CountryUnited States
SponsorsBoise Osmo (External organisation), Boise State University (External organisation), et al. (External organisation), Langan Barber Foundation (External organisation), St. Luke's (External organisation), STEM Action Center (External organisation)

Event: Conference

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Documents

  • Full-text PDF (accepted author manuscript)

    Rights statement: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via ACM at https://doi.org/10.1145/3311927.3325305 . Please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.

    Accepted author manuscript, 216 KB, PDF document

    Licence: Other

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