Eagons, exoskeletons and ecologies: On expressing and embodying fictions as workshop tasks

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Research units

  • Chalmers University of Technology


Design fictions can be a useful tool for ideation and for stimulating discussion on the social and ethical implications of future technologies. However, the process of using them can be lengthy, including steps like data collection, ideation, writing fictions, and finally using them in design workshops. In this paper, we present a process of creating design fictions and then using them together with related tasks in a co-design workshop in a business-to-business context. We used speculative fictions and value fictions to support our participants to envision future product ecologies and technological solutions related to supply chains. In this, we were also addressing the societal consequences of those future solutions. As a result, the fictions helped us to collect real-life project insights beyond the speculative scenarios.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordiCHI 2018
Subtitle of host publicationRevisiting the Life Cycle - Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventNordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 29 Sep 20183 Oct 2018
Conference number: 10


ConferenceNordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleNordiCHI
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    Research areas

  • B2b, Business-to-business, Company ecology, Design fictions, Design methodology, Maritime industry, Speculative fiction, Transport industry, Value fiction, Workshop

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