Designing for death, evolving DeadSocial into MyWishes

Marcos Sebastian, MyWishes Design Lead

Design is a hugely important way in which us humans understand an organisation. The design and branding can visualise both the service provided and values the organisation aligns itself to. When designing an end of life planning platform or service, it is difficult to highlight the multitude of different messages required. MyWishes objective was for the design to help install credibility, security, compassion and engagement in a non-morbid and accessible way. 

In this seminar, MyWishes’ design journey will be used as a case study. Starting from its original concept more than 10 years ago a chronological journey will outlines the design process and the different design iterations along the way. The seminar will conclude on the end of life planning suite, MyWishes has manifested into. 

Explorations around the design and user experience will take place and reasoning for colours and layout explained. 

Speaker bio

Marcos joined MyWishes three years ago, he has helped rework and reimagine MyWishes user interface and design principles. Marcos is a designer with over 20 years of experience. His work has been featured in various design publications and his former clients include political parties and startups. He utilises both a scientific and creative approach to design.

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