Memento mori: technology design for the end of life

Michael Massimi, Wendy Moncur, William Odom, Richard Banks, David Kirk

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    The role of interactive technologies at End of Life (EoL) is a recently established and quickly growing topic in the CHI community. In this workshop, we focus on the design space, methodologies and processes associated with EoL, moving forward the research agenda initiated in the successful CHI 2010 workshop "HCI at the End of Life" [8]. In particular, we focus on moving from fieldwork to thanatosensitive design - a process which engages with EoL issues as part of the design concept. We invite participation from a wide range of people interested in technology and EoL, from the HCI community, academic and professional communities with a variety of perspectives/disciplines, and entrepreneurs developing applications in this space.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCHI EA '12
    Subtitle of host publicationCHI '12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781450310161
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventCHI 2012 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, United States
    Duration: 5 May 201210 May 2012


    ConferenceCHI 2012 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Abbreviated titleCHI 2012
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityAustin, Texas
    Internet address


    • Death
    • Dying
    • End of life
    • Mortality
    • Reflective practice
    • Research methodology
    • Thanatosensitive design


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