How Digital Artifacts Help Us Process Death
Tuesday, March 15
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Today, when someone passes away they leave behind a digital trail through social media – which often includes their thoughts, pictures, and videos. This digital presence lives on; allowing loved ones of the deceased to access and interact with these digital artifacts.
Left behind data continues to connect those who share their loss. This talk will share research on how this phenomenon both eases and prolongs the grieving process. Additionally, it will cover future design concepts for turning ‘left behind’ data into an artificial simulation of the deceased, able to interact with those still alive. Death doesn’t have to only be the end of life but also a part of life we build upon.
Principal of Design
Frog Design Inc
Umy Boonmarlart (Umy) is an award-winning interactive designer and new media artist. Currently, as Principal Designer, he delivers multi-disciplinary solutions on multiple platforms and industries ...Show the rest
Umy Boonmarlart (Umy) is an award-winning interactive designer and new media artist. Currently, as Principal Designer, he delivers multi-disciplinary solutions on multiple platforms and industries for clients across the world. Umy has worked with frog to deliver visionary design, UI/UX, strategy, and design language system (DLS) for AT&T, HP, Disney, Microsoft, Motorola, Toyota, Volkswagen Group and NTT Docomo.
Umy has won several awards with his interactive installation and spoken at many conferences such as, Siggraph, Wood Druff Art Center in Atlanta, GDX, Victory Media Network, Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Film Festival, and SCAD entrepreneur forum.
Recently, an authority on innovation in Asia, and emerging markets, Umy has been invited to give an interview on Nation Channel: http://tinyurl.com/bz39n9a
Umy had his latest publication on a collaborative book UX Storytelling, in 2011, and more to come.