ReFind: design, lived experience and ongoingness in bereavement

Jayne Wallace, Kyle Montague, Trevor Duncan, Luis P. Carvalho, Nantia Koulidou, Jamie Mahoney, Kellie Morrissey, Claire Craig, Linnea Iris Groot, Shaun Lawson, Patrick Olivier, Julie Trueman, Helen Fisher

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsJoanna McGrenere, Andy Cockburn
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450367080
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2020 - Honolulu , United States of America
Duration: 25 Apr 202030 Apr 2020
Conference number: 38th
https://chi2020.acm.org (Website)
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3313831 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2020
Abbreviated titleCHI 2020
CountryUnited States of America
CityHonolulu
Period25/04/2030/04/20
Internet address

Keywords

  • Design
  • continuing bonds
  • ongoingness
  • death
  • grief
  • bereavement
  • physical/digital
  • lived experience
  • autobiographical
  • autoethnography
  • digital images
  • photographs
  • relational selves

Cite this

Wallace, J., Montague, K., Duncan, T., P. Carvalho, L., Koulidou, N., Mahoney, J., Morrissey, K., Craig, C., Iris Groot, L., Lawson, S., Olivier, P., Trueman, J., & Fisher, H. (2020). ReFind: design, lived experience and ongoingness in bereavement. In J. McGrenere, & A. Cockburn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [404] Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376531