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“We are all end users… so why does it suck so much?”

A New Year of Dying to Tell begins with the launch of a report on ‘The Future of Death and Ageing’ by the team from Portable.

Portable is a digital design and technology company proudly born in Melbourne, Australia. For over a decade, Portable has been at the forefront of design and technology, working with governments and for-purpose organisations to drive change.

Join Stephanie in a conversation with Peter Roper and Bonnie Graham from Portable as they explain how they engaged a young, diverse community in a topic as vast and complicated as death and what they discovered in putting together this extensive report.

To encourage conversation and make change possible in these important areas, Portable embraces the following values:

  • First, we are “death and ageing positive”, encouraging us to embrace rather censor discussions about these topics.
  • Second, everyone is an “end user”, and we will likely experience the death of others before our own, and each and everyone one of us has an interest in making it a good experience.
  • Third, a good death is a human right, and we need to be able to articulate what this means for ourselves and communicate it outwards.
  • And fourth, death and ageing are areas in need of social and policy engagement, and we are optimistic that using a human-centred approach we can make a difference.
 

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