Memory Quilt: Lets Go For a Walk


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Title: Memory Quilt: Lets Go For a Walk

Description:   Memory Quilt is an AR quilt project for my nephews.
Embroidered leaves of neighborhood trees back in Tennessee found on the quilt become shifting repositories of memories, unlocked through the companion AR mobile app.





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celebrating their routine walks, shared love of nature and how to share those memories with one another

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User Testing 

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Some questions


  • How to share new and old memories through objects
  • How might generational storytelling inform social AR experiences
  • How to design digital experiences that encourage off screen exploration  
  • What does it mean to craft personalized apps, can it offer a certain kind of warmth
  • Possible aesthetic and interaction design decisions to better integrate the two



Some points of inspiration 

“by learning from a traditional medium, we’ve got a new technique  for drawing of computers whose value extends way beyond simply the automotive industry of tape drawing where it originated from and can benefit anybody putting geometry into a computer ”


SVA MFA interaction design student work from:
  • Abbot device for outdoor exploration paper
  • Bill Buxton’s tape drawing –> translation of tools / physical making to digital
  • SVA Interaction design MFA project (tree rings)
  • Embroidered landscapes from Museum in Akeyuri Iceland
  • The rise of digital naturalism and outdoor exploration apps





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