Designing a Study Concerning the Functions of Sharable Personal Memories

Catalin-Mihai Barbu, Alexander Kröner

In: Pedro Isaías , Miguel Baptista Nunes , Dirk Ifenthaler (editor). Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2008. IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet (WWW/I-08) October 13-15 Freiburg Germany Pages 478-482 ISBN 978-972-8924-68-3 IADIS Press 2008.


User support for shopping trips is a vivid area of research. With respect to the increasing use of sensor technology in this domain, it is of interest how a user may benefit from automatically captured data describing her or other people's shopping actions. In this article, we report on a study concerning the sharing of so-called digital memories during grocery shopping. Our report comprises a brief description of a software-based shopping environment used to observe and support users, a discussion of our hypotheses regarding the application of digital memories in this setting, the study method, and a first preview on results achieved this way.


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz