ORI, Design For Death

Designer | Artist Justyna Fryczak, Lu Zheng, Mehek Sharma, Melissa Mahmutovic, Zhi Wang
Year 2017

No one talks about it, but it is inevitable. People deal with a range of emotions related with the deaths of their loved ones. Also, when we die, most of us want to be remembered as a positive presence and would want our families to eventually move on from the grief.

When someone dies, we keep artifacts that remind us of him/her. There are stories and memories attached to these items which help us in various stages of the mourning process.

Ori is a step towards making this connection stronger and the experience more sensorial. It has two parts, one is the token which the user carries to record sounds and the other is the base which symbolically stores the memories.