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Future Design & Service Design

Eternal Realm is a funeral service system for outer space burial featuring an observation platform for the bereaved, the option to choose launch destinations, the customization of their Nexus/coffin style and group burials. We will launch the coffin into the sky to redefine the longitude and dimensionality of life.

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OVERVIEW

 RESULT

Excellent project in 2021 ICADE

4 weeks (2021.11)

Adviser: Danqing Shi

ICADE
2021

 MY ROLE

Team leader

User researcher

UI/UX designer

technical support

Looking up to see the person you miss

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WHAT‘S ETERNAL REALM?

Eternal Realm is a funeral service system for outer space burial.

There are two forms to choose from:

1,

Transforming treated ashes into Nexus launched overhead.

2, 

Using a space funeral suit wrapped around the body to hit space to redefine the longitude and dimensionality of life.

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STORYBOARD

1,

Pick up the deceased

2, 

Sign a contract

3, 

Select a Nexus

4, 

Watch the live launch

 

5, 

Pay tribute to loved ones in real time

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KEY FEATURE

It is a new funeral service system with a human touch

Sending the remains to space and providing the surviving family with the appropriate observation platform.

Our project is compatible with traditional ethics and funeral rituals, and users can use our service after holding a traditional funeral.


Personalization, exclusivity and immediacy

We provide one-on-one service to our clients, with shorter waiting periods for lift-off, and users can specify their own Nexus/Space burial suit style and launch target location.

 

Space community concept

Even if you go into space, you can choose a community to achieve a joint burial with relatives and friends. Our target users are mainly romantics who are interested in space exploration and have a high income.

·CHOOSE TYPE OF NEXUS & WTCH THE LAUNCH SITE
·SEND MEMORIAL SPEECH
·DAILY & IMMEDIATE MOURNING
·FORM 1 NEXUS

2 in

0.8 in

Nexus colors and appearance are generated based on information such as the personality of the deceased

&

Every Nexus has its specific code

Positioning functions

Distance measurement, alignment, laser angle reflector

Laser line reflectors are total reflectors with multiple layers of dielectric films of different refractive indices sequentially coated on a substrate.

 

Long distance energy supply

Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator

A type of generator that uses radioactive decay to obtain energy.

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·FORM 2 SPACE FUNERAL SUIT

Space funeral suits, or space capsules, are wrapped around the deceased and launched overhead, using a natural combustion-boosting process, i.e. high speed motion to produce high temperature combustion.

 

The deceased becomes the most romantic comet in the sky that crosses the earth.

Each suit is printed with an epitaph in memory of the deceased, the star chart.

Protopype it

The first prototype of the space suit was made using laser-cut wooden boards and rice paper.

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EXPLORATION

·TREND ANALYSIS

Compared with the current domestic form of burial, space burial has not yet become a mainstream trend,

but with the development of the space industry, especially the expansion of deep space exploration, this form of burial is very promising in the near future 10 years.

Overall, this population is non-specific and not bound by industry, culture, geography, etc.

·BACKGROUND

a) Political environment

The first space state, Asgardia, was established and social space spread into space

The whole process of launching commercial satellites with private funding has been opened up.

Large-scale revision of the Funeral Management Regulations, proposing to continue to promote funeral reform with "implementing cremation and reforming earth burial" as the core.

 

b) Economic Population

Carbon Peak, Carbon Neutral

Per capita funeral expenditure and cemetery costs are rising year by year, and the funeral expenditure/income ratio is the second highest in the world

GDP, per capita consumption expenditure, per capita disposable income rising year by year.

 

c) Society

Rising education level - lower fertility rate

Weakening of traditional ethics - existing problems of funeral services in China

 

d) Culture

Life and death education and funeral laws are getting better - the game of funeral culture rights

The specificity of the festival culture in terms of emotional tone - the social and natural nature of death

 

e) Technology

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off with the ashes of more than 100 deceased

For the first time, China obtained the echo signal of all laser reflectors on the Moon

·USER RESEARCH

According to our user research.

A.

The pain points of existing funeral services

Users have pain points such as "too extravagant", "cumbersome" and "depressing" for traditional funerals.

B.

Willingness to choose their funeral form

Among the users who are open to new funerals, a considerable number of them are willing to participate in the design of their own funeral, and they have expressed their wishes such as "medical donation", "burial with loved ones" and "more freedom of form".

 

C.

Attitude towards the project

Most users are willing to try the "space travel after death" option.

·SERVICE BLUEPRINT
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·THE BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS
·VISUAL DESIGN

Logo

Signage System & Color