Memory-Sharing Support Tool for Improving Local Interaction
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.
KeywordsMemory-sharing system local communities local area memories
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