Designing for slowness, anticipation and re-visitation: a long term field study of the photobox

@article{Odom2014DesigningFS,
  title={Designing for slowness, anticipation and re-visitation: a long term field study of the photobox},
  author={William Odom and Abigail Sellen and Richard Banks and David S. Kirk and Tim Regan and Mark Selby and Jodi Forlizzi and John Zimmerman},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2014}
}
We describe the design, implementation and deployment of Photobox, a domestic technology that prints four or five randomly selected photos from the owner's Flickr collection at random intervals each month. We deployed Photobox in three homes for fourteen months, to explore how the slow pace at which it operates could support experiences of anticipation and re-visitation of the past. Findings reveal changes in attitude toward the device, from frustration to eventual acceptance. Participants drew… 

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