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Memory-Sharing Support Tool for Improving Local Interaction

  • Yusuke Kurosaki
  • Tomoko Izumi
  • Yoshio Nakatani
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8512)

Abstract

The goal of this paper is to improve communication between local residents. To achieve this goal, we propose a memory-sharing system for use by local residents. This system focuses on memories relating to the local area, because providing a common subject to talk about is important for the promotion of communication between people who are not acquaintances. In our system, the residents input their memories into a digital map and talk about the memories. The results of an evaluation experiment show that while awareness of connections with neighbors had been low, after using the system this awareness increased, and the residents were beginning to feel more interested in each other.

Keywords

Memory-sharing system local communities local area memories 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yusuke Kurosaki
    • 1
  • Tomoko Izumi
    • 1
  • Yoshio Nakatani
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Science and EngineeringRitsumeikan UniversityKusatsuJapan

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