A quote that relates to my design response

"Increasingly individuals are characterised by a body of digital information, and that information needs to live on for over a period of decades, the rest of our lives beyond the life time of any device you might have. So everybody is going to need somebody to be the custodians of their information. Just like we don’t put our money under the mattress anymore, we put it in the bank. So most of us will become a customer of information bank."
Paul Martiz of V.M.Ware

 

Design Response

Persona

This service has been developed around Mr. Bruce Willis and their children personas as they embrace a life of high technological competence and they also possess personal, monetary and social network assets.  

Mr. Bruce Willis was also rumoured to sue apple to ensure he can ethically bequeath his $40,000 worth of iTunes library equally between his children.

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Embracing the Blue Ocean Strategy action framework,

This service proposes to,

Raise:  Lifespan of selected assets, Trust, Emotional durability, Authenticity by control the way in which the possession is retrieved.

Reduce:  Multiple archiving, Obsolete formats.

Create: Selection, Ethical bequeathing, Obligation,Personal familiarity.

 Eliminate: Bequeathing passwords and usernames, Bulk transfer of digital information.

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A web platform for being selective in preserving, inheriting and ethically bequeathing digital possessions in their original form.

Proposed structure of web service

Proposed structure of web service

 

Technical UX Pack - Flip through the pages for User Journeys, Wireframes, Visual Identity and User testing results of the proposed web services.

Welcome Page

Welcome Page

 
Home Page

Home Page


 
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Preserve

Service allows to preserve personal, social, monetary digital possessions and the user can be selective.

Preserve Interface

Preserve Interface

 
Selecting an asset from external web source. 

Selecting an asset from external web source. 

 

Users can annotate their possessions while preserving this information. They also can set an obligation of who the asset can be inherited, and are allowed to change when necessary.

Annotation & Obligation interface

Annotation & Obligation interface

 

The selected asset preserves related conversations, usernames, tags, location, annotations and screenshots of the user interface.

A preserved asset cannot be deleted in any case; it can only be inherited. This is to remove the fear of losing a possession.

Preserved possession confirmation

Preserved possession confirmation


 
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Connect

Possessors can accept heirs who can view and inherit their possessions.

Manage possessors & heirs

Manage possessors & heirs


 
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Inherit starts when a user connects to the possessor to become an heir.

This will allow heirs to view digital possessions that they are allowed to inherit and the heir may move / copy the chosen digital asset into their archive.

The heir is now the legal custodian and he can only edit the obligation, the metadata of the possession will remain as it is.

Inherit Interface

Inherit Interface


 
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View is a digital safety box of preserved and inherited digital possessions.

The possessions are arranged by date and every possession is displayed with a set of cues generated by the closest metadata available in the archive, This allows beneficiaries to infer events by relating to the cues generated.

View Interface

View Interface

 
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App

To address this, the service also proposes a mobile app that synchronises preserved & inherited possessions in to users devices and can be accessed in offline mode. This will direct the total control of user possessions to the user himself.

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Conclusion

 Digital information, which is generic, will be filtered to create an aura of personal quality; in return, selected possessions will develop longevity.

The trick is not to change any digital possessions. The service does not create anything; it simply takes what people have made and allows them to preserve and inherit in their original form.

Like all accurate representations of who we are and what we were, I believe digital possessions also deserve preservation and should be bequeathed in their original form.

 This service is proposed to iterate itself to the needs of users technologies and their inherited assets to be accessible in time.  

 
 

Want to know in detail about the project, read the written report.