I beg to differ: Soft conflicts in collaborative design using design fictions

Eun Jeong Cheon, Stephen Tsung Han Sher, Šelma Sabanović, Norman Makoto Su

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16 Scopus citations

Abstract

The adoption of design fiction into design research has recently been expanding within the HCI community. Design fiction workshops have fruitfully facilitated users and researchers discussing and creating future technologies by exposing differing viewpoints. Yet, most scholarship focuses on the ostensibly successful outputs of these workshops. It remains unclear exactly what sort of interaction dynamics are instigated by design fiction in collaborative design. How might design fiction affect what we consider in design, and how is this reflected in the ensuing design? To fill this gap, our study examines design fictions across five workshops where diverse participants created futuristic autobiographies, a method to elicit values, and built diegetic prototypes both individually and collaboratively. We detail their design processes and unpack three kinds of soft conflicts that arose between participants and allowed them to bring up and discuss differing values regarding technology in society. Reflecting on our workshops, we discuss their implications on how one might employ design fiction in collaborative design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDIS 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages201-214
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781450358507
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 18 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2019Jun 28 2019

Publication series

NameDIS 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference

Conference

Conference2019 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period6/23/196/28/19

Keywords

  • Design fiction
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Qualitative methods
  • Value-sensitive design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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