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Personal Photo Preservation for the Smartphone Generation

Maria Klara Wolters; Elaine Niven; Mari Runardotter; Francesco Gallo; Heiko Maus; Robert H. Logie
In: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Seoul, CHI 2015 Extended Abstracts, Republic of Korea, April 18 - 23, 2015. ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI-15), April 16-23, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, Pages 1549-1554, ISBN 978-1-4503-3146-3, ACM, 4/2015.


Preserving photos for future generations is difficult in the digital age, as both storage media and storage formats become obsolete within decades. In order to inform the design of a photo preservation service, we are currently collecting information about relevant practices in a large survey. In this paper, we report intermediate results from a sample of 236 European students aged between 18 and 34. 76% of our participants are keen to preserve their photos for future generations, but far fewer report photo management practices that support preservation. We discuss implications for design and outline three groups of users that can be distilled into personas.


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