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Designing for Grief - Applying Design Thinking to the Process of

Danielsson, Pernilla (2015) In Diploma work IDEM01 20151
Industrial Design
Abstract
The project was intended to explore the user needs around
death and grief in todays Swedish society, with the assumptions
that there is a mismatch between the needs and the
existing offer of products and services in the area.
An extensive research was made by qualitative user interviews,
on-line research and readings. A number of opportunity
areas for improvement was identified.

The finally selected area for improvement by applying the
design process to the user needs was the area of grief and
mourning. Three concepts were designed, addressing different
users needs around grief and mourning.

The three concepts are:
A Process Book designed for writing you way through a
mourning process.
A Memorial Mark designed for you to... (More)
The project was intended to explore the user needs around
death and grief in todays Swedish society, with the assumptions
that there is a mismatch between the needs and the
existing offer of products and services in the area.
An extensive research was made by qualitative user interviews,
on-line research and readings. A number of opportunity
areas for improvement was identified.

The finally selected area for improvement by applying the
design process to the user needs was the area of grief and
mourning. Three concepts were designed, addressing different
users needs around grief and mourning.

The three concepts are:
A Process Book designed for writing you way through a
mourning process.
A Memorial Mark designed for you to mark a place of your
choice as a memorial place.
A Letter Burner, enabling you to burn a letter to a deceased
person. (Less)
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Danielsson, Pernilla
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IDEM01 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Diploma work
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ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--15/50268—SE
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ISRN
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English
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5472410
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2015-06-11 15:47:13
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  abstract     = {The project was intended to explore the user needs around
death and grief in todays Swedish society, with the assumptions
that there is a mismatch between the needs and the
existing offer of products and services in the area.
An extensive research was made by qualitative user interviews,
on-line research and readings. A number of opportunity
areas for improvement was identified.

The finally selected area for improvement by applying the
design process to the user needs was the area of grief and
mourning. Three concepts were designed, addressing different
users needs around grief and mourning.

The three concepts are:
A Process Book designed for writing you way through a
mourning process.
A Memorial Mark designed for you to mark a place of your
choice as a memorial place.
A Letter Burner, enabling you to burn a letter to a deceased
person.},
  author       = {Danielsson, Pernilla},
  issn         = {ISRN},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {Designing for Grief - Applying Design Thinking to the Process of},
  year         = {2015},
}