Reflections on the Role of Design Fictions in a Multidisciplinary Research Project

Jonna Häkkilä, Ashley Colley, Heiko Müller, Vesa Pentikäinen, Janne Aikio

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Design fictions can offer a powerful tool to envision and communicate technology futures, which are yet to be developed. In this paper, we present the case of The Naked Approach research project, where design fictions were used in the form of futuristic technology narratives, that were visualized with videos, and drawings and other visual materials. The technology intensive research project addressing future smart environments utilized the design fiction approach e.g. to set the common vision for a multidisciplinary research team, and to discuss and evaluate potential application concepts in joined brainstorming sessions through participatory design approach.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoEC publication typeNot Eligible
EventNordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society - Tallinna, Estonia
Duration: 25 Oct 202029 Oct 2020
Conference number: 11


ConferenceNordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleNordiCHI '18
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  • Visual arts and design


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