Prototyping preferable futures
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.
Last order: pain relief at the end of life
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.
Designing advance care planning for the 21st century
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.
Open Plan Dying
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.