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Back to the future: 10 years of design fiction

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Publication date13/07/2015
Host publicationBritish HCI '15 Proceedings of the 2015 British HCI Conference
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM
Pages210-211
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781450336437
Original languageEnglish
EventBritish Human Computer Interaction Conference - Lincoln, United Kingdom
Duration: 13/07/201517/07/2015

Conference

ConferenceBritish Human Computer Interaction Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLincoln
Period13/07/1517/07/15

Conference

ConferenceBritish Human Computer Interaction Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLincoln
Period13/07/1517/07/15

Abstract

The term design fiction was originally coined in 2005 by the Science Fiction author Bruce Sterling. In the 10 years since, design fiction has received considerable interest from a range disciplines most notably HCI which increasingly draws upon generative methods and creative practices. In this paper we consider examples of recent HCI research that refers to design fiction in order to highlight commonalities and ambiguities in how the term is interpreted and used. We argue that design fiction is a compelling and powerful concept but is inherently ambiguous. We therefore suggest strategies to disambiguate communications ‘about design fiction’ in order to strengthen applications ‘of design fiction’.