A virtual space to honor and grieve loved ones

Year: January 2021
Team: N.Ayoub, A. Horowitz, B. Cullen
Web development Team: S. Zhang
Role : UX Design,  Front-end Developer

This project was designed for an Open Lab with Google Arts & Culture,  
and executed for 6.148, WebLab-MIT
Funerals are for the live ones, helping them acknowledge the loss of their loved ones, providing the support of family, friends, and the community. Under social distancing circumstances, unlike previous catastrophes or attacks, humanity does not have the opportunity to grief together, to share the pain of their loss and express their thoughts and feelings. Funerals get postponed, but we cannot give feelings that luxury. A candle, a flower, a text, or an image are some of the symbols that we collectively located in our social infrastructures (in religious places, squares, and streets).
As our lives transition now into digital interactions, let’s leverage our expertise to create a platform allowing the community to grieve together in the virtual realm.
After designing the experience for Google Arts & Culture, we implemented it with Node.js, MongoDB, and P5JS. Since it was a different project the design varies slightly but the concept remains the same.

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