Design Meets Design Fiction: Exploring the Intersection of Science Fiction & DesignDesign Meets Design Fiction: Exploring the Intersection of Science Fiction & Design
Design Meets Design Fiction: Exploring the Intersection of Science Fiction & Design

Design Meets is a Toronto-based and online event about people getting together and sharing their ideas. This presentation by Julian Bleecker will present Design Fiction, a design-led approach to augmenting analytic research by grounding the implications of research into tangible, relatable artifacts.

Contributed By: Julian Bleecker

Published On: Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 12:40:34 PDT

Updated On: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 08:03:52 PDT

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A Talk for Toronto’s Design Meets

May 22, 2024, 2:00 PM (GMT-4) Online and In-Person

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Design Fiction is a design-led approach to augmenting analytic research by grounding the implications of research into tangible, relatable artifacts. Like an archeologist who digs down into the ground to find remnants of past cultures, Design Fiction digs around in possible futures, imagining the kinds of material cultural artifacts one might see lying about if today’s trends followed some winding trajectory into tomorrow.

Imagine traveling into today’s future and finding an autonomous car enthusiasts magazine, or a catalog of useful general purpose products, or an annual report from a company. Rather than science-fiction stories about future technological trends, Design Fiction makes designed artifacts, like products, books, magazines, and other ephemera.

Design Fiction is like storytelling only done by fashioning designed objects that can be held, where the creations serve as conversation starters about possible futures, helping designers, users, and stakeholders explore complex questions and possibilities before they become real. Design Fiction serves as a creative platform for exploring the consequences of technology, encouraging a more inclusive, ethical and thoughtful approach to designing the future.

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