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Design X Social 2021
Thereafter – Pre and Post Death Planning Solution

Team Name:

Seven Minus Two

Sector:

Wellness

Category:

Design Schools

Country:

India

Mentor:

Ashima Sood

Team:

Sneha Tamhankar, Simran Thadani, Anushka Sundaresh, Aman Aga, Ashley Lobo,

Project Summary

Problem Identified

Given the unprecedented nature of death, many Indian families find themselves unprepared to deal with the post-death legal procedures owing to poor estate planning. Not having access to the right documentation and credentials plunges families into internal conflict and an uphill battle with bureaucracy while being in a state of extreme grief.

Design Innovation

Thereafter is a responsive web application that helps families deal with the death of a loved one by improving the death preparedness of the family. It prompts users to create a legal will and store all important documents and credentials in one place securely. Furthermore, it provides legal consultancy services and even therapy sessions for emotional support. It is truly a holistic platform that acts as a touchpoint for all legal processes pertaining to death and reduces the back and forth when it comes to bureaucratic processes.

Impact On The Society

A family that is left with well-ordered documents, a legal will, and required credentials will be much better suited to transition into a life without a loved one. Saving time and money by avoiding both legal disputes as well as the bureaucracy of financial and government institutions. It furthermore eases the burden on the system and improves coordination amongst internal bodies. It reduces the stress on the bereaved family and helps in the closure of financial accounts and utilities at the earliest.

Project Presentation

The Team

Sneha Tamhankar

MIT Institute of Design

India

Simran Thadani

MIT Institute of Design

India

Anushka Sundaresh

MIT Institute of Design

India

Aman Aga

MIT Institute of Design

India

Ashley Lobo

MIT Institute of Design

India

Mentor

Ashima Sood

Design Team Lead, Traform