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A Toaster for Life: using design fiction to facilitate discussion on the creation of a sustainable Internet Of Things

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A Toaster for Life : using design fiction to facilitate discussion on the creation of a sustainable Internet Of Things. / Stead, Michael.

Proceedings of Design Research Society Conference 2016. ed. / Peter Lloyd; Erik Bohemia. Vol. 8 Design Research Society, 2016. p. 3049-3068 (Proceedings of DRS 2016; Vol. 8).

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Stead, M 2016, A Toaster for Life: using design fiction to facilitate discussion on the creation of a sustainable Internet Of Things. in P Lloyd & E Bohemia (eds), Proceedings of Design Research Society Conference 2016. vol. 8, Proceedings of DRS 2016, vol. 8, Design Research Society, pp. 3049-3068, DRS 2016 : Future Focused Thinking, Brighton, United Kingdom, 27/06/16. https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2016.455

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Stead, M. (2016). A Toaster for Life: using design fiction to facilitate discussion on the creation of a sustainable Internet Of Things. In P. Lloyd, & E. Bohemia (Eds.), Proceedings of Design Research Society Conference 2016 (Vol. 8, pp. 3049-3068). (Proceedings of DRS 2016; Vol. 8). Design Research Society. https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2016.455

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Stead M. A Toaster for Life: using design fiction to facilitate discussion on the creation of a sustainable Internet Of Things. In Lloyd P, Bohemia E, editors, Proceedings of Design Research Society Conference 2016. Vol. 8. Design Research Society. 2016. p. 3049-3068. (Proceedings of DRS 2016). https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2016.455

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Stead, Michael. / A Toaster for Life : using design fiction to facilitate discussion on the creation of a sustainable Internet Of Things. Proceedings of Design Research Society Conference 2016. editor / Peter Lloyd ; Erik Bohemia. Vol. 8 Design Research Society, 2016. pp. 3049-3068 (Proceedings of DRS 2016).

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