This short course will provide an introduction to critical theory in relation to interaction design and to the philosophy and practice in design fiction. It will provide an overview of the uses of fiction in Human Computer Interaction research including scenarios, personas and design fiction. It will also consider the ways that insights from contemporary philosophy can be applied to design. Throughout the course students will develop design fictions through text, images and animation using phone or pad based apps such as Pixomatic and Procreate. Students will work individually and in groups to create design fictions that explore current grand challenges e.g. living with social distancing.
Bardzell, Bardzell and Blythe (2018) Critical Theory and Interaction Design
Bleecker J 2009) Design Fiction: A Short Essay on Design, Science, Fact and Fiction
Blythe and Encinas 2018: Research Fiction and Thought Experiments in Design
Blythe 2017; Research Fiction: Storytelling, Plot and Design
Organizers: Assist. Prof. Enrique Encinas, Assoc. Prof. Dimitrios Raptis and Prof. Mikael Skov.
Lecturer: Prof. Mark Blythe
Time: 7th and 8th of December 2020, 10:00-16:00 for both days (Physical attendance is required)
Place: Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Selma Lagerlöfs Vej 300, Aalborg, Denmark
Number of available seats: 30
Application Deadline: 30th of November 2020
Department of Computer Science
Selma Lagerlöfs Vej 300
- Teacher: Enrique Encinas
- Teacher: Dimitrios Raptis
- Teacher: Mikael B. Skov