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      Exploring Post-mortem Storytelling Applications

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      Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI)

      Human Computer Interaction Conference

      4 - 6 July 2018

      Post-mortem, HCI, Grieving Spaces, Storytelling, Designs

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          Post-mortem storytelling, a process of remembering deceased loved ones has attracted research attention from the HCI research community recently. Much work done by the community covered most aspects related to the use of social networks. However, little is known how social networks could have limited how bereaved persons are willing to express themselves. In light of this, this doctoral thesis is aimed at investigating how mobile digital storytelling could be designed to support people grieving in private and social spaces and evaluate them extensively.

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                Contributors
                Conference
                July 2018
                July 2018
                : 1-7
                Affiliations
                School of Computer Science University of Lincoln, Lincoln, LN6 7TS, UK
                Article
                10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.197
                © Ataguba. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of British HCI 2018. Belfast, UK.

                This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

                Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
                HCI
                32
                Belfast, UK
                4 - 6 July 2018
                Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
                Human Computer Interaction Conference
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                Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
                Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
                Categories
                Electronic Workshops in Computing

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