[ 3] This design direc-
tion is suggested by
recent work critiquing
the dominant view of
life logging. See Sellen,
A. and Whittaker, S.
“Beyond Total Capture:
A Constructive Critique
Communications of the
ACM 53, 5 (2010).
intended for them when navigat-
ing through expansive, idiosyn-
cratically structured archives.
In other instances, people spoke
of being in a state of paralysis,
ambivalent over how to approach
excavating hard-drive content
that was meaningful to them
and unsure of how their loved
one’s residual digital detritus
should be handled. In all cases,
participants felt a heavy obliga-
tion to deal with these digital
remains, remaining burdened
as they attempted to craft some
sense of meaning and resolution.