Alternate endings: using fiction to explore design futures

Linehan, Conor, Kirman, Ben, Blythe, Mark , Reeves, Stuart, Wakkary, Ron, Desjardins, Audrey and Tanenbaum, Joshua (2014) Alternate endings: using fiction to explore design futures. Proceedings of ACM SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014) extended abstracts . pp. 45-48.

alternate endings authors version.pdf
alternate endings authors version.pdf

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Design research and practice within HCI is inherently oriented toward the future. However, the vision of the future described by HCI researchers and practitioners is typically utility-driven and focuses on the short term. It rarely acknowledges the potentially complex social and psychological long-term consequences of the technology artefacts produced. Thus, it has the potential to unintentionally cause real harm. Drawing on scholarship that investigates the link between fiction and design, this workshop will explore “alternate endings” to contemporary HCI papers. Attendees will
use fictional narratives to envision long-term consequences of contemporary HCI projects, as a means for engaging the CHI community in a consideration of the values and implications of interactive technology.

Additional Information:Paper presented at CHI 2014 April 26 - May 1 2014, Toronto, Canada
Keywords:values sensitive design, science fiction, design fiction, ethics, JCNotOpen
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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ID Code:13895
Deposited On:07 May 2014 15:11

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