The Role of Fiction in Experiments within Design, Art & Architecture

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This paper offers a typology for understanding design fiction as a new approach in design research. The typology allows design researchers to explain design
fictions according to 5 criteria: (1) “What if scenarios” as the basic construal principle of design fiction; (2) the manifestation of critique; (3) design aims; (4)
materializations and forms; and (5) the aesthetic of design fictions. The typology is premised on the idea that fiction may integrate with reality in many different
ways in design experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordes 2013: Experiments in design research : Online proceedings
EditorsEva Brandt, Pelle Ehn, Troels Degn Johansson, Maria Hellström Reimer, Thomas Markussen, Anna Vallgårda
PublisherThe Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Publication date7. Jun 2013
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7830-316-5
Publication statusPublished - 7. Jun 2013
EventNordes: Experiments in Design Research - KADK, School of Design, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 9. Jun 201312. Jun 2013


LocationKADK, School of Design

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