Floral Tribute Ritual in Virtual Reality: Design and Validation of SenseVase with Virtual Memorial


While floral tributes are commonly used for the public commemoration of victims of disasters, war, and other accidents, flowers in vases color everyday life. In this research, these features of flowers are intertwined with the recent phenomenon of online memorials to develop a virtual floral tribute concept that includes physical rituals. We designed SenseVase, a smart vase to detect flowers placed in it, and a 3DCG Virtual Memorial that illustrates floral tributes given by people using SenseVases at home. This paper describes how we developed our design concept by reviewing previous literature and social aspects, and presents a video illustrating the concept. To validate the current concept, we interviewed several experts knowledgeable in public commemorations, virtual and online communities, and the floral business. Through a discussion of our findings from the design process and interviews, we propose a new direction for how HCI technology can contribute to public commemoration in addition to personal memorialization.

Daisuke Uriu
The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Noriyasu Obushi
The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Zendai Kashino
The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Atsushi Hiyama
The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Masahiko Inami
The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan





会議: CHI 2021

The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (https://chi2021.acm.org/)

セッション: Design for Public Spaces / VR Memorials / Textiles and Jewelry / Voice and Conversation / New Value Transactions

[A] Paper Room 05, 2021-05-12 17:00:00~2021-05-12 19:00:00 / [B] Paper Room 05, 2021-05-13 01:00:00~2021-05-13 03:00:00 / [C] Paper Room 05, 2021-05-13 09:00:00~2021-05-13 11:00:00
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