This article introduces a user experience design of recalling memories. People take numerous photos in their whole lives, so they need a powerful tool to help them organize and review all those pictures in an interesting way. After having interviews with target users, most of them have problems with organizing massive digital photos. This process costs them a lot of time and makes them feel boring. In this article, a mobile app named “Roll Back” is designed to solve this problem, users can review their memories randomly by solving a simplified Rubik’s Cube game, their photos will display on the surface of the Rubik’s Cube. Users can also build their own memory cube by selecting photos and placing them on the cube surfaces. They are also allowed to review their photo galleries in the memory cube mode. This essay introduces the creation process of this app in detail and proposes using a game-playing method to help users recall the past. Simultaneously, people can save their own memory cubes video in their albums and post them on social media platforms. This experience design combines various functions, such as games, social networking, and image classification. The usability test shows that the memory cubes function can be easily understood, and the social networking function can be improved.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Memory--Interactive multimedia--Design; Photographs--Interactive multimedia--Design; Rubik's Cube; User interfaces (Computer systems)--Design

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Visual Communication Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CAD)


Adam Smith

Advisor/Committee Member

Joyce S. Hertzon


RIT – Main Campus

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