Unfinished Business Lecture - Design Fiction: Provoking the Future by Making It (September 29, 2010 from 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm)
Unfinished Business Events are designed by Torch Innovation and Normative Design and sponsored by the Strategic Innovation Lab at OCAD.
Could we have had the iPhone without Star Trek? Can we create the next innovation without thinking about other possible worlds? What are we making out of our imaginations that will shape what’s next? As an emerging area of thought and practice, Design Fiction provides us with a way of “thinking about doing what we see and imagine”. By making models or prototypes of the future, we expose, test and probe further into it, exploring scenarios as use cases, as they are assumptions about the future made reality. Scott Smith of Changeist will take us on a journey to see where Design Fiction has come from, its impact on a generation unwittingly raised on it, and how designers, creatives, strategists, and other future-minded professions among us are applying it to actively provoke possible futures that we prefer.