Story Shell: the participatory design of a bespoke digital memorial

Wendy Moncur, Miriam Julius, Elise van den Hoven, David Kirk

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Abstract

    This paper describes the participatory process involved in designing a bespoke, tangible, digital memorial – Story Shell - with a bereaved parent. We drew on an emergent framework for digital memorials in considering who should author and experience the memorial, what content should be included, what form the memorial should take, and what message it was intended to convey. A key finding was that the participatory design process itself served as a memorial, by presenting opportunities for the participant to share detailed memories of their loved one. Reflections on the process deliver insights for makers and analysts on how to work in sensitive design spaces, where there is a need to consider not only an object’s form but also its situation within a delicate social context.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th Participatory Innovation Conference PIN-C 2015
    EditorsRianne Valkenburg, Coen Dekkers, Janneke Sluijs
    Place of PublicationThe Hague
    PublisherHague University of Applied Science
    Pages470-477
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9789073077669
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2015
    EventParticipatory Innovation Conference 2015 - Den Haag, Netherlands
    Duration: 18 May 201520 May 2015
    http://sites.thehagueuniversity.com/pinc2015/home

    Conference

    ConferenceParticipatory Innovation Conference 2015
    Abbreviated titlePIN-C 2015
    CountryNetherlands
    CityDen Haag
    Period18/05/1520/05/15
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  • Research Output

    • 2 Conference contribution
    • 1 Other chapter contribution

    An emergent framework for digital memorials

    Moncur, W. & Kirk, D., 21 Jun 2014, DIS '14: Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems . New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 965-974 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • 26 Citations (Scopus)

    The emotional wellbeing of researchers: considerations for practice

    Moncur, W., 2013, CHI' 13: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 1883-1890 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 56 Citations (Scopus)

    Memento mori: technology design for the end of life

    Massimi, M., Moncur, W., Odom, W., Banks, R. & Kirk, D., 2012, CHI EA '12: CHI '12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 2759-2762 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

  • 13 Citations (Scopus)

    Activities

    • 2 Public engagement and outreach - media article or participation
    • 1 Consultancy
    • 1 Invited talk

    Policy/ Product input

    Wendy Moncur (Consultant)

    21 May 2019

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

    What happens to your online life after you die? BBC i-Wonder feature.

    Wendy Moncur (Interviewee)

    26 Oct 2015

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - media article or participation

    Keynote: Living Digitally, Death Online Research Symposium 2015.

    Wendy Moncur (Speaker)

    18 Aug 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Prizes

    EPSRC Post-doctoral Fellowship (Cross-disciplinary interfaces)

    Moncur, Wendy (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Cite this

    Moncur, W., Julius, M., Hoven, E. V. D., & Kirk, D. (2015). Story Shell: the participatory design of a bespoke digital memorial. In R. Valkenburg, C. Dekkers, & J. Sluijs (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Participatory Innovation Conference PIN-C 2015 (pp. 470-477). Hague University of Applied Science. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.2802.4489