This project began as an exploration of social issues within the elderly community. Various research methods were adopted, these included observation, interviews, cultural probes and experience design. The core conclusion was that many partially sighted elders could no longer engage with memories, yet desired a method of reminiscing. Talking Memories allows elders to engage with audio memories, rather than visual memories. The product makes use of gestures in order to create a simple and intuitive interaction. Since the memories stored within the product are precious, its form is suggestive of an heirloom rather than a digital device.
Best in Year, Innovative Product Design, Dundee University.