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15 interviews on celebrating people meaningfully NOW, before it's too late.

Interview notes on meaningful communication and celebration might provide great inspiration for the ideas phase.

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I think we celebrate people too late, often after the fact at a funeral. It's such a shame that the deceased didn't know about all this love while they lived. How come we don't celebrate people now and more often?  What tools or contexts can help inspire people to do that?

Over the last few weeks I engaged in conducting qualitative research on this topic to determine what makes something meaningful and how we might inspire more of this positive behavior. I've transcribed notes for 15 interviews and am sharing a link to the transcripts. It's a lot, but very interesting. Would love any thoughts!


What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

In a world filled with bit sized tweets and superficial status updates, how might we inspire a new context where we celebrate people MEANINGFULLY everyday, not just at the very end of life? Why is that type of reflection so common only at the end of life, but not throughout?


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Thanks for sharing these focus group results Brad Wolfe - is IDEO sharing anything else from their forays with Postbox? Was Postbox before or after exploring the Keeps angle?

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