Next Steps

After prototyping several ideas, and relating my ideation process back to the information gathered in my user interviews, I've decided to pursue a solution through the lens of user experience that helps supports mindfulness and inquiry into death and deathcare preparation.

Through my research, I have discovered that having open, honest conversations about death and involving family and loved ones in the deathcare process can alleviate stressors about the end of life.

My goal with this project is to create an participatory installation to:

  • Prompt individuals to contemplate their own death to reduce fear and uneasiness.

  • Encourage conversations about deathcare preferences with family and friends.

  • Help normalize all reactions to grief - death does not discriminate, and there is no wrong way to grieve.

I also want to explore how ready-made objects perpetuate our funeral traditions and highlight artworks that offer alternative viewpoints about death and grieving rituals.