Prototyping preferable futures

Workshop

A workshop to promote fundamental processes used in human-centred design, applied to a conceptual outcome around the current and future use of technology for ageing populations.

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Last order: pain relief at the end of life

Writing

The use of pain relief represents a tangible struggle for balance between comfort and lucidity at the end of life. The dispensing and administering of pain relief through custom concoctions is a lost art and the systematic coding of pain is in a tangible example of our modern ‘over-medicalised’ death.

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Designing advance care planning for the 21st century

Product

We conducted a two week design sprint to identify the limitations and uncover problems with advance care planning offered by the NHS in England, and produce a ‘quick-and-dirty’ prototype in response.

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Open Plan Dying

Writing

Up until the early 20th century, we almost all died at home. Home was where death took place. It was where the individual — to an extent — controlled their death; the family cared for them, cleaned them, lived with their body after they died. Then it all changed.

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