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The Final Time

Designs On— Time

The Letter is a personal perspective on time and a tribute to my late sister Irene, who passed away two years ago from cancer. Inspired by a letter she wrote to her family before her death, I’ve designed an experience to remind us of the frailty and preciousness of passing time.

Displayed on a vertical monitor connected to a computer, The Letter sits idly on a white screen until someone launches it into activity. ¬†With a simple click, and illustrated flower, then letter and words, grow from the blank page. The eyes follow the forms, awaiting meaning to unfold. A name, date and epitaph on the bottom of the screen signal the event’s completion.

Looking back on the page, however, portions of the letter begin disappearing, until only the epitaph remains. But only temporarily, as it too gently fades away.