Vol. 6 No. 1 (2021): The Fiction that Exploded: Speculative ways of digging into Design

Guest Editors: Patrícia Cativo & Rita Carvalho

Speculative Design, Fiction Design, and Critical Design are all expressions for a common approach which grasps design practice, not as a problem-solving tool, but as a wider human activity which comprehends artefacts in societal contexts. Speculative Design considers design objects as a result of social interaction, which implies narrative devices and storytelling practices, to build new contexts or understand previous ones. A Speculative design raises more questions than offers solutions, becoming an ongoing knowledge model, it is a self-reflexive and self-critical practice.

Published: 2021-06-09