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Future Mundane

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Publication date6/07/2022
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventStories4Policy:: Stories4Policy: Speculative futures for engaging with risk and uncertainty - Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Duration: 5/07/20226/07/2022


Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


Whilst popular visions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are often presented through the lens of sentient machines, our increasingly lived experience of AI and Data is more mundane and exemplified by so-called ‘smart’ products and services. Whilst this mundane reality is often presented using design approaches that make their operation appear simple and innocuous, these smart systems, and the data they use and collect, can challenge and even disrupt ordinary expectations. Our ability to manage smart technologies requires designers to move beyond the notion of simplicity within human centred design by adopting principles of legibility, agency and negotiability. How these principles can be manifest in practice is yet to be fully understood and to consider this challenge we have created a mundane experiential future of AI and Data that explores these concepts and is housed in a caravan to provoke discussion with a variety of audiences