The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover)The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover)
The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover)
A Practical Guide to Exploring The Near Future
978-0-9905-6333-4
2023
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Julian Bleecker _ Author
Along with 9 additional contributors below
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"The Manual of Design Fiction" is the canonical reference manual and resource that clarifies and explains the practice of Design Fiction. Authored by Julian Bleecker, Nicolas Nova, Fabien Girardin, and Nick Foster, this book explores how futures-oriented practices like Strategic Foresight can benefit from augmenting their outcomes through the creation of artifacts that represent the consequences of strategic decision making.
Published independently by Near Future Laboratory, it provides a rich framework for designers, strategists, decision makers, and more to envision and shape the way we make sense of, imagine into, and create possible future worlds.
Unlike traditional storytelling, Design Fiction uses tangible objects to imply stories and to provoke thought and discussion about what could be. This manual is perfect for designers, educators, and futurists aiming to expand their creative and critical thinking skills, offering practical advice and deep insights into imagining and crafting the future.
Typically available at the button above in a 4 Book Set that includes The Manual, the follow-on book It's Time To Imagine Harder, TBD Catalog and Androids Dream of Electric Sheep with the bonus Electronic Sheep Training Cards!
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A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker
A photo from or of the book The Manual of Design Fiction (Softcover) by Julian Bleecker

Contributors

Julian Bleecker, BSEE, MSEng, PhD
_ Author
Nick Foster
_ Author, Illustrations
Nicolas Nova, PhD
_ Author
Fabien Girardin, PhD
_ Author
Israel Viadest
_ Contributor
Chris Frey
_ Editor
Patrick Pittman
_ Editor
Chris Lange
_ Design
Carl Wilson
_ Proofreader
Julian Montague
_ Illustrations, Cover

Biography

Julian Bleecker is a researcher, designer, entrepreneur. He founded Near Future Laboratory in 2005, the product company OMATA in 2014, and is an author of the book 'The Manual of Design Fiction', the canonical reference for the eponymous practice that has evolved futures practices globally. In addition to making other significant contributions to the fields of design, technology, art+technology, and commercial innovation practices, he originated the concept of 'Design Fiction' in collaboration with the science-fiction author Bruce Sterling.
The Manual of Design Fiction is his sixth published work.

Publisher

Near Future Laboratory Press

Specifications

Size 7 x 9 in (17.8 x 22.9 cm) - Portrait
Pages 264 Pages + Cover
Text 120 gsm INASET uncoated, 4X4 - HUV
Binding Sections Sewn, Softcover Binding
Cover 250 gsm C1S Artcard, 4x4 + Lamination
Edited By Chris Frey and Patrick Pittman
Proofread by Carl Wilson
Designed By Chris Lange and Near Future Laboratory
Printed By Ofset Yapimevi in Istanbul, Turkey
Cover Design (Softcover) Julian Montague
Typography Set in Lyon Text (2009) by Kai Bernau and anchored with Classic Grotesque (2012) by Rod McDonald
Paper Printed on FSC and PEFC certified Inaset paper produced in Portugal using Eucalyptus globulus fibre
Bookmark Orange Fabric (Hardcover)
Illustrations Extensively illustrated with drawings by Nick Foster and archival project photography
First Printing 2022
Second Printing 2023

Notes

  1. 2000 1st Edition Hardcover (Sold Out)
  2. 4000 2nd Printing Softcover with Two Covers by artist Julian Montague
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