Reflecting on Oneself and on Others: Multiple Perspectives via SenseCam

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  • Dave Randall ,
  • Richard Harper ,
  • Maxine Glancy ,
  • Nicola Smyth

CHI 2009 workshop on Designing for Reflection on Experience |

Six households were given multiple SenseCams, a life-logging device, to use over the course of one week. This paper presents an exploration of how the resulting image streams were used to trigger reflections, both on the users’ own lives and on those of each other, and to offer new insights into the everyday. Further, reflection was invited not only by the images that were captured, but also when wearing, or seeing others wear, the camera. These reflections pertained to aspects of everyday life, to elements of one’s own character, and to the way that oneself is presented to others.