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Preserving Digital Memories workshop

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Presentation slides for my honours project / dissertation workshop about time representation. DJCAD / Digital Interaction Design 2014.

Includes icons from the Noun Project, and maps scanned from “A Cartography of Time” by Rosenberg and Grafton, 2013 (Princeton Architectural Press).

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Preserving Digital Memories workshop

  1. 1. december 11th , 2014 djcad victor loux workshop: preserving digital memories
  2. 2. e What my project is about r How do we think about time? t Some tasks u Evaluating prototypes i Discussion about social networks
  3. 3. e What my project is about r How do we think about time? t Some tasks u Evaluating prototypes i Discussion about social networks o ~CAKE!!!~
  4. 4. what’s the problem, anyway?
  5. 5. people share stories and photographs on social networks Pictograms: Noun Project (cc)
  6. 6. people share storiesWith time, become memories and gain sentimental value
  7. 7. But social networks will not last forever. They’re companies relying on income from advertising, and if they lose their users they can shut down at any time.
  8. 8. And if they die, so will your data.
  9. 9. Make a device to back up content early on, and make it accessible later
  10. 10. How to browse through decades of stories and updates without losing your mind?
  11. 11. how do we think about time?
  12. 12. past present future
  13. 13. the progress bar
  14. 14. a cultural thing DINNER LUNCH BREAKFAST
  15. 15. past present future
  16. 16. time as a recurring cycle ouroboros Fol. 196 of Codex Parisinus graecus 2327 Source: Wikimedia. Public domain.
  17. 17. yo that’s really cool but where are you going with all this? also, when’s the cake pls
  18. 18. a life does not look like this:
  19. 19. it’s more something like this: Laurence Stern The life and opinions of Tristam Shandy, Gentleman, 1761
  20. 20. linear, single timelines gives us the impression that history is necessarily progressive
  21. 21. exercise time! draw your life without using a one-axis timeline
  22. 22. Cathy Haynes / photo Taya Hauer How to Map a Life, 2012
  23. 23. and now highlight the events that are visible online on social networks
  24. 24. exercise time! find 6 photos that make you smile on FB. They must be at least one year old.
  25. 25. testing prototypes time! rate each visualisation in terms of clarity
  26. 26. THANK YOU!

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