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Reflections on teaching design fiction as world-building. / Coulton, Paul.

2020. Paper presented at Speculative and Critical Design in Education: Practice and Perspectives, .

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Coulton, P 2020, 'Reflections on teaching design fiction as world-building', Paper presented at Speculative and Critical Design in Education: Practice and Perspectives, 8/07/20 - 9/07/20.

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Coulton, P. (2020). Reflections on teaching design fiction as world-building. Paper presented at Speculative and Critical Design in Education: Practice and Perspectives, .

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Coulton P. Reflections on teaching design fiction as world-building. 2020. Paper presented at Speculative and Critical Design in Education: Practice and Perspectives, .

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Coulton, Paul. / Reflections on teaching design fiction as world-building. Paper presented at Speculative and Critical Design in Education: Practice and Perspectives, .6 p.

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