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Lilith Louise Lysgaard Hasbeck

MA work

Odds & Ends – Better end of life experiences

Odds & Ends is the result of a six month collaboration with Royal Trinity Hospice on how to encourage people to plan for and talk about end of life. As Trinity are experts in their field, they feel that they have a responsibility – or duty of care – to talk about end of life with their community as well as society as a whole. They have taken on this project as part of a larger initiative to engage with new audiences earlier on. 

Odds & Ends is an online service with two sides. One side brings together the fragmented pieces of end of life planning and recommends which documents are relevant to your personal circumstances. Odds & Ends helps you to navigate, understand, and complete the different documents, explains any medical and legal jargon used, whilst also – where possible – breaking it up into smaller chunks and simplifying the planning. The other side provides you with a curated list of advice, tools, and resources to help you overcome your barriers to having end of life conversations.  

While Odds & Ends is largely a digital service, we see this linking in with Trinity's upcoming centre north of the river, which will be a go-to place for death and dying. 

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Service Design, 2016

  • I grew up north of Copenhagen and originally started out as a graphic designer (studying visual communication). Within a few years, I decided to focus on design anthropology (co-design) instead, and I have subsequently specialised in a similar discipline, service design.

    As a service designer, I have previously worked at Livework, Policy Lab (at the Cabinet Office), and MindLab (a cross-governmental innovation lab in Copenhagen). Within these different settings, I have worked with service design, design research, visual communication, and bits of policy design.

  • Degrees

  • BA Design: Visual Communication / Co-design, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, 2013; BA Graphic Design (year abroad), Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, 2012
  • Experience

  • Service designer, Livework, June – September 2015; Service designer, Policy Lab, June – August 2015; Assistant designer, MindLab, January – August 2014; Volunteer graphic designer, Roskilde Festival, 2009–2015; Graphic designer (intern/assistant), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2013; Student assistant, Nordes, Nordic Design Research Conference, May 2013 – June 2013; Leader and coordinator of the graphic design team, Roskilde Festival, 2009–10
  • Exhibitions

  • Snuff It, Hoxton Gallery, London, 2015
  • Publications

  • Lauren Razavi, A Design for Death, The Independent, February 18 2016, pp. 35–37; Design Research: Six Views in a Box. Dialogues on Everyday Life With Alzheimers, 2011, The Danish Design School Press (co-author)