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Déjà vu -- technologies that make new situations look familiar

Schmidt, Albrecht and Davies, Nigel and Langheinrich, Marc and Ward, Geoff (2014) Déjà vu -- technologies that make new situations look familiar. In: UbiComp '14: The 2014 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, ? - ?.

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In this position paper we outline a technology concept for making new situations and encounters more familiar and less threatening. Going to new places, interacting with new people and carrying out new tasks is part of everyday life. New situations create a sense of excitement but in many cases also anxiety based on a fear of the unknown. Our concept uses the metaphor of a pin board as peripheral display to automatically provide advance information about potential future experiences. By providing references to and information about future events and situations we aim at creating a "feeling of having already experienced the present situation" (term Déjà vu as defined in the Oxford Dictionary) once people are in a new situation. This draws on the positive definition of the concept of déjà vu. In this paper we outline our idea and use scenarios illustrate its potential. We assess different ways the concept can be realized and chart potential technology for content creation and for presentation. We also present a discussion of the impact on human memory and how this changes experiences. Copyright 2014 ACM.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: UbiComp 2014 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2016 13:05
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 19:02

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