design thinking initiatives for a better urban life
MYPS is personalized cloud to ground cartography that reshapes both how we compose our farewells and how we receive the farewells of others.
A P.S. is an afterthought – an easily appended message that crosses our mind after we think we have said all we mean to say. Yet the postscript also contains our final words, which are actually quite powerful. When combined with the power of place in the development of memories, these afterthoughts can create meaningful journeys for our loved ones to revisit after we are gone.
MYPS uses the GPS capabilities of mobile devices in combination with familiar media sharing formats to facilitate the process of recording our shared memories so our loved ones may literally revisit them after our passing.
The following video is a preview of my final review “experience”. It shows how MYPS could tie together three generations of memories. When my Mom came to see me in Boston, we visited the places my grandpa remembered from his own time living here during World War II. After her passing, I will be able to revisit our route to see the memories she left behind.