ReFind: Design, Lived Experience and Ongoingness in Bereavement

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External departments

  • Newcastle University
  • University of Limerick
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Monash University

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’20): April 25–30, 2020, Honolulu, HI, USA
PublisherACM
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781450367080
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2020
EventACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2020 - Hawaiʻi Convention Center, Oahu, United States
Duration: 25 Apr 202030 Apr 2020
https://chi2020.acm.org/

Conference

ConferenceACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2020
Abbreviated titleCHI2020
CountryUnited States
CityOahu
Period25/04/2030/04/20
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Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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.