Materialising Memories is a research programme that aims to study how well-designed systems and services can support remembering. We investigate remembering and forgetting, the effects of physical and digital media on memories in everyday life and the creation and curation of these media. We also study how personal media, such as photos, are used in everyday situations to remember and forget and how people desire to relive their memories. This knowledge is used to design and evaluate innovative media products that facilitate remembering and forgetting in everyday life, during and after major life events, and for those with memory impairments.

Highlighted projects

More recent work can be found on the Updates and Projects pages.

Support & partners

The Materialising Memories team is spread across Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, University of Technology Sydney in Australia and the University of Dundee in Scotland, UK. The programme is supported by STW VIDI grant number 016.128.303 of The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), awarded to prof. Elise van den Hoven.