ReFind: Design, Lived Experience and Ongoingness in Bereavement

Wallace, Jayne, Montague, Kyle, Duncan, Trevor, Cavalho, Luis P, Koulidou, Nantia, Mahoney, Jamie, Morrissey, Kellie, Craig, Claire, Groot, Linnea, Lawson, Shaun, Olivier, Patrick, Trueman, Julie and Fisher, Helen (2020) ReFind: Design, Lived Experience and Ongoingness in Bereavement. In: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’20): April 25–30, 2020, Honolulu, HI, USA. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, New York, NY. ISBN 9781450367080

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Abstract

We describe the design and use of ReFind, a handheld artefact made for people who are bereaved and are ready to re-explore their relationship to the deceased person. ReFind was made within a project seeking to develop new ways to curate and create digital media to support ongoingness – an active, dynamic component of continuing bonds. We draw on bereavement theory and care championing practices that enable a continued sense of connection between someone bereaved and a person who has died. We present the design development of ReFind and the lived experience of the piece by the first author. We discuss our wider methodology which includes autobiographical design and reflections on if and how the piece supported ongoing connections, the challenges faced, and insights gained.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: DESIGN, Continuing Bonds, Ongoingness, Death, Grief, Bereavement, Physical/Digital, Lived Experience, Autobiographical, Autoethnography, Digital Images, Photographs, Relational Selves
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
P900 Others in Mass Communications and Documentation
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2020 16:07
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2020 10:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41949

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