Friday 7th February, 2014
2:00pm to 2:00pm
It’s an uncomfortable and often avoided subject, but at some point in our lives we will all have to deal with one thing: death. The emotionally complex experience of End of Life (EoL) planning can be confusing and legal paperwork like DNR forms and living wills carry a morbid stigma, leaving many of us unwilling to proactively seek out information to understand and complete the process. Preparing for the inevitable shouldn’t have to be so daunting, so what if there was an easy, digital solution to make the planning experience more comfortable, transparent, social, and informative?
My Intensions were to alter the existing experience humans have when confronting the formal aspect of death through the interactions with legal forms regarding death and dying. In the scope of the project I have listed some ambitious tasks such designing new interactions to incentivize my selected audience to participate in their own End of life planning. To provider the users with a clear terminology and informative facts allowing the experience to be constructive and efficient. To establish a visual communication between the users and the legal forms they encounter when deciding to make arrangements for their death. I aspire to create an open space to allow for healthy, unbounded conversations about death and dying to exist.
My talk will address four major problems that exist with current options for EoL planning and will focus on the solutions provided by the project A Good Death.
Questions That Will be Answered in the Talk:
1.What are the current options for End of Life planning?
2.How can we design better products to help people plan for life events like death?
3.Is digital going to give people more control over not only their EoL planning experience, but eventually all their medical needs?
4.Data today has never been a more critical and essential part of our digital ecosystem. Can we take all this personal and extremely sensitive data about health care and end of life choices and make it public so a sense of community can be born? Will the public allow this process to happen?
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