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Vapourworlds and design fiction: the role of intentionality

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Vapourworlds and design fiction : the role of intentionality. / Coulton, Paul; Lindley, Joseph Galen.

Proceedings of EAD 2017. 2017.

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Coulton, P & Lindley, JG 2017, Vapourworlds and design fiction: the role of intentionality. in Proceedings of EAD 2017. EAD 2017, Rome, Italy, 11/04/17.

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title = "Vapourworlds and design fiction: the role of intentionality",
abstract = "There is a long tradition of designers creating visions of technologicalfutures. We contrast the properties of two related types of future envisionment,whose commonality is using {\textquoteleft}world building{\textquoteright} to showcase or prototypetechnological concepts. We consider commercial visions that depict potential futureproducts within possible future worlds, and by extending the concept ofVapourware we term these {\textquoteleft}Vapourworlds{\textquoteright}. We contrast Vapourworlds with DesignFictions, a class of envisionment that inherits qualities of criticality and explorationfrom its familial antecedents{\textquoteright} radical design and critical design. By comparing thesetwo approaches we intend to shed light on both. Superficially these world buildingendeavours appear similar, yet under the surface an underlying difference inintentionality permeates the substance of both practices. We conclude with aposition that by highlighting the contrasts between these practices, mutuallybeneficial insights become apparent.",
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note = "EAD 2017 : Design for Next ; Conference date: 11-04-2017 Through 14-04-2017",

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