Death Experience Design in 2020

Reimagining how communities, service providers, technologists and designers can improve the end of life experience for individuals. Join us with special guests Melissa Reader (Violet), Stephanie Longmuir (Dying to Tell podcast), and Hannah Harewood Gould (University of Melbourne Death Tech Research Team).

Online Event
26 November 2020
2:00 am - 3:00 am


Sarah Kaur, Head of Strategy, Portable

Melissa Reader, CEO, Violet (formerly LifeCircle) 

Stephanie Longmuir, host of Dying to Tell podcast and independent celebrant 

Hannah Harewood Gould, Researcher, University of Melbourne Death Tech Team

About this event

Death experience design is a facet of our research and design practice that we have been exploring over the two years, since the release of our report into Death and Ageing. During this time, we’ve experienced a Royal Commission into Aged Care and a global pandemic, which have both presented the challenges of a system in need of not just adjustment but re-design. 

How do you improve the experience of people as they make their way towards the end point of their lives? How do we connect people with the right end of life choices in the right settings? In this session, we’ll draw upon some of the leading thinkers in end of life and death services to uncover the pain points and draw out possible solutions and actions we can take in our practice.

What we'll cover

In this event we’ll cover off the following:

  • Reflections from Australia and the globe on how the pandemic has shifted how we understand, experience and plan for death
  • Gentle but proactive ways to start thinking about planning for our end of life care, and taking an optimistic and pragmatic approach to a sensitive topic

Who's it for?

  • People working within the end of life and aged care industries
  • Designers and technologists seeking good problems to solve in an industry in need of assistance
  • Researchers looking to hear from practitioners about their experiences and insights from working in the field.

What if I can't make it?

You're in luck! This webinar will be recorded and published as a video on the Portable website at a later date. If you cannot make Thursday's event but would like to know when this video goes live you can register for the 'Send me the video' option in the registration section.

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