From death to final disposition: roles of technology in the post-mortem interval
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Other chapter contribution
|Conference||CHI 2012 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems|
|Abbreviated title||CHI 2012|
|Period||5/05/12 → 10/05/12|
In this paper, we describe collaborative processes and stakeholders involved in the period from when a person dies until they are laid to rest: the funeral, final disposition of the body, and (in some circumstances) victim identification. The rich mixture of technologies currently deployed during this brief period are categorized and critically analyzed. We then reflect on the implications of our findings, both for the design of technology that takes the end of life into account, and for the wider HCI community. Copyright 2012 ACM.