Designing Sustainable Futures
2013 (English)In: Nordes 13 Experiments in design research: Online proceedings / [ed] Brandt, E., Ehn, P., Degn Johansson, T., Hellström Reimer, M., Markussen, T., Vallgårda, A. (Eds.), The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools Architecture, Design and Conservation , 2013, 218-227 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper discusses how future studies and design could enable a more conscious and participatory engagement in our common future. The starting point being that representations of the future are often done in an abstract and quantitative manner, which hinders a broad engagement, and understanding of the implications of the scenarios presented. We discuss how on-going research including experimental design methodologies can be used to make images of the future more concrete and accessible. Finally, we argue, not only for prototyping as a method to make the ungraspable future more concrete, but foremost for a designerly approach to the most important of all stakes - the future.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools Architecture, Design and Conservation , 2013. 218-227 p.
design, design fiction, futures studies, scenarios, sustainable consumption, prototyping
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-150710ISBN: 978-87-7830-316-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-150710DiVA: diva2:744794
Nordes 13 Experiments in design research. Online proceedings, Copenhagen, June 9-12, 2013
ProjectsPrototyping the Future
FunderSwedish Energy Agency
QC 201409102014-09-082014-09-082014-09-10Bibliographically approved