A conceptual design for a smart photo album catered to the elderly

Hui Jiun Hu, Pei Fen Wu, Wang Chin Tsai

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Abstract

As Taiwan becomes an aged society, the problems caused by memory and cognitive impairments have added to the enormous medical care costs, increasing the burden placed on the next generation. Medical studies have found that adding brain-protective factors into daily life and engaging in mental activities that stimulate brain function, creative activities, or regular exercise can significantly prevent mental and memory loss. Therefore, this study used the concepts within reminiscence therapy to develop a smart photo album in order to improve elderly memories and ability to feel happiness. The user-centered design focused on care for the elderly to accomplish the conceptual design. Observation and interviews were first conducted to explore the needs and ideas of the elderly had regarding photographs (the discover step). Then, the key factors for design were analyzed and defined by affinity diagram (the define step). We founded 4 affinity factors relating to the mental ideals of the elderly: Memories (k1), Sharing (k2), Emotion (k3) and Lack (k4). Next, the scenario story was used to generate rich and innovative conceptual designs and to integrate new technologies (the develop step). In this study the smart photo album was named Fond Memories that presented two features: “Image memory sharing” and “Emotion detection”. These shared memories create empathy, relieve depression, and allow the elderly to enjoy memories with their families.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population
Subtitle of host publicationApplications, Services and Contexts - Third International Conference, ITAP 2017 Held as Part of HCI International 2017, Proceedings
EditorsGavriel Salvendy, Gavriel Salvendy, Gavriel Salvendy, Jia Zhou
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages42-52
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319585352
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event3rd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2017 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2017 Jul 92017 Jul 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10298
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2017
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period17-07-0917-07-14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Hu, H. J., Wu, P. F., & Tsai, W. C. (2017). A conceptual design for a smart photo album catered to the elderly. In G. Salvendy, G. Salvendy, G. Salvendy, & J. Zhou (Eds.), Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population: Applications, Services and Contexts - Third International Conference, ITAP 2017 Held as Part of HCI International 2017, Proceedings (pp. 42-52). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10298). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58536-9_4