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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages458-463
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450366908
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 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

Keywords

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

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    Gray, S., Hahn, R., Cater, K., Watson, D., Meineck, C., & Metcalfe, T. (2019). Trove: A digitally enhanced memory box for looked after and adopted children. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019 (pp. 458-463). (Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3311927.3325305