Materialising Memories is a research programme that aims to study how well-designed systems and services can support remembering practices. We investigate remembering and forgetting, the effects of physical objects and digital media on memories in everyday life and the creation and curation of these objects and media. For example, we study how personal items, such as photos, objects in the home or jewellery, 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 objects and interactive products that facilitate remembering and forgetting in everyday life, during and after major life events, for those with healthy memories and for those with memory challenges.
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