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  PRODUCTIVE INTERACTION: RESPONSIVE CAUSALITY / DIGITAL & PHYSICAL /
NASA JPL'S JUPITER FOG / KEY / WIND PIPE / NET CREATORS, NETWORK OF THINGS /
VISION-DRIVEN MEDIA: PATENT ISSUED # 10-2007-0011071 / KNOWLEDGE ARCHIVE /
MUSIC TRAVEL / BRANDING / SWISS DESIGN NETWORK CONFERENCE WORKSHOP /
SPATIAL COMMUNICATION: MICRO WORLD / TOP PLAN / DIGITAL BLUE / MAIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
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2010 Swiss Design Network Conference

The theme for the 6th Swiss Design Network Conference was Negotiating Futures-Design Fiction. Designers see the world not simply as it is, but rather as it could be. In this perspective, the world is a laboratory to explore the contingency of the existing and the thinking in options. Imaginations of the contra factual are a key source for the creation of alternative political, technological, social, or economic constellations of artifacts, interfaces, signs, actors, and spaces. At the same time, strategies of materialization are pivotal to shifting the boundary between the fictional and the real and to finally bring possible new realities into being. The conference addresses the questions of how fictions are designed and how the multiplicity of possible new futures is negotiated and realized.



Design research workshop

My colleague and I were selected to conduct a workshop in the field of design research at the 2010 Swiss Design Network Conference in Basel, Switzerland. Our proposal, "The Everyday Story of Imaginative Time and Space" focused on finding new ways to see the future of pervasive networking technology, a future where the pervasive networking technology enables every object, different cities, countries and even human minds to be connected in multiple ways without limitations of time and space. The goal was to learn ways of looking at daily life experiences in digitally enabled environments through technology and designerly thinking. The workshop covered the contexts of “Future & Fiction” by introducing design research as a body of work based on fictional time and space. Given the presentation on idiosyncratic perception about time and space of the networked media, participants created compelling visions of an embedded digital world through active discussions and visual narratives.

-Workshop Organizers: Austin S. Lee and Yuseung Kim



Featured publications and related online links

Negotiating futures-design fiction ISBN 978-3-9523662-1-9
2010 Swiss Design Network Conference Homepage
Official SwissDesignNetwork website
Workshop web feature
The Everyday Story of Imaginative Time and Space
Workshop documentation
   
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