Prototypes with Lifelogging and Video Retrieval Technology

The second-year students at Media and Interaction Design pitched their lifelogging and video retrieval prototypes at the Media Lab, demonstrating how we can utilize this technology in our everyday and working lives. Take a look!
Foto: Julia Hellem Brandt
Publisert: 7. juni 2023

The prototypes that were presented are the result of a journey exploring the possibilities of UX design and new technologies in video retrieval and lifelogging. The prototypes were designed during the course MIX202: Design for Media Use. Associate Professor Duc Tien Dang Nguyen was the course responsible and has worked together with co-teachers Simon Iden and Willem Westli.  The Lifelog Search Challenge Organisers and the Video Browser Showdown Organisers have also contributed with valuable insights and knowledge throughout this course.

The Student Demo

Along with Tien, lifelogging research leader at Dublin City University Cathal Gurrin opened the student demo by introducing the task the students were given this semester: designing innovative solutions that address real-world problems, using video retrieval and lifelogging technology. The Media Lab was filled with a curious audience, eager to see the prototypes the students have designed this semester.

Pitching is an important skill to have when showcasing your ideas, and is therefore something every MIX student has to practice throughout their studies. And it is clear that the MIX202 students have done this before and know what they're doing. The pitches were interesting and entertaining - all in all an impressive student demo! The audience also got the opportunity to test the prototype and talk to the students, and it's safe to bet that there were a few new LinkedIn connections after the event.

Foto: Julia Hellem Brandt

The Prototypes

The students have collaborated with top-notch international experts from Ireland, Switzerland, Portugal, Austria, and Germany, who have provided valuable insights and support throughout the course. This is the result! (PS: once the semester is over, each prototype will be presented here on TekLab, so stay tuned!)


BackPackTrack is a system that is specifically designed for backpackers who want to document and share their travels in a simple and engaging way. With lifelogging-technology and the use of a smart watch and a portable camera attached to their backpack, backpackers can capture photos of their journey and track GPS data to show their travel route. With this feature, backpackers can search for items, find other backpackers, look back on their trip and automatically generate a flashback video to share with friends and family. BackPackTrack is designed by Kjersti Hereid Rasmussen, Helene Marie Reitan, Emilie Kristine Tryggan, Åshild Løvstakken and Andrada Munteanu.


Cue provides a comprehensive platform for those looking to improve their communication skills, mainly focusing on people struggling with social interactions. Through a tailored database of educational videos, interactive tools and support, the system seeks to empower you to confidently engage with the world around you. Cue is designed by Ida M. Paasche, Veslemøy H. Heggen, Anders F. Gjerald and Mathias K. Sundvor.


Indicia is a revamp of Myscéal, intended to be used as a tool, specifically an alibi, in legal contexts. In Indicia, you should be able to search queries to find images from a desired day or time when potential criminal activities occurred. Indicia allows you to save images for later use, as well as use maps to search for images from places you have been. Indicia is designed by Fredrik Hajian, Kristin Dale Riisøen, Mads Maassen Gornitzka, Tore Sæther Tennfjord, and Vilde Hollund.


Transforming journalism, one picture at a time! JournalLife is a prototype targeted at field journalists, making it easy for journalists on-the-go to use lifelogging data in their workday. Designed by Tobias Strand, Bjørk Margrete Ellingsbø, Ida Søfting Monsen, Susanne Ziener and Gunn Helen Kjellstad Mjeltevik.


A system that will use a combination of lifelogging with a camera and wearable technologies (such as a watch, ring, etc.) to analyze your habits and identify which habits affect your mental health. It is a system that a general practitioner can give to a patient who is on a waiting list for a psychologist, so that they can receive some form of follow-up in the meantime. The data collected during this period can also be brought to the therapist, and they can review and discuss the data together. The system can also be used in consultation with a psychologist. Designed by Anine Arnesen, Pauline Fjuk, Katrine Sundsbak, Maria Hordvik and Julie Teilstad Østby.

Foto: Julia Hellem Brandt

Flowers and cake and food and bubbles!

Great minds think alike: the students gave Tien a bouquet of flowers to show appreciation for his support throughout the semester, and Tien gave the students a cake to celebrate the great work they did! And to top it all off, food and prosecco for everyone!

Foto: Lars Nyre


Pictures from the Student Demo

Publisert: 7. juni 2023
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