The role of design fiction in participatory design processes

Sus Lyckvi, Virpi Roto, Elizabeth Buie, Yiying Wu

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Participatory design is in essence very malleable as any design technique could lend itself to it, as long as users and stakeholders are involved. Design fictions however, have more often been used as either a vehicle for critical designs, or as a sheer design tool, created by designers for designers as a means to drive ideation. In the 2010s however, the HCI community has opened up for using design fictions in conjunction with participatory methods and in parallel, researchers have started to explore the practices of creating and using fictions more thoroughly. In response to this, this workshop aims to explore if, how, and when in the design process participatory design practices and design fictions can be combined. We aim to create a first overview of the combined Participatory Design / Design Fiction process, including a set of practical examples. In this we invite not only interaction design researchers and practitioners, but also participants from related fields such as creative writers and artists in general.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordiCHI 2018
Subtitle of host publicationRevisiting the Life Cycle - Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450364379
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventNordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Oslo University, Oslo, Norway
Duration: 29 Sep 20183 Oct 2018
Conference number: 10


ConferenceNordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleNordiCH
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  • Design fiction
  • Design methodology
  • Design methods
  • Design process
  • Participatory design


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