Campus Exhibition: Design Fiction

New Design University St. Pölten, Graphic- and Informationdesign

Professor: Barbara von Rechbach

Design Fiction is critical speculation about different possible and preferable futures in media design using methodologies of science-fiction prototyping and design research. Students are examining possible scenarios for developing interfaces in a near future. They work within story laboratories investigating the “archeology of the present” (William Gibson), testing utopian and anti-utopian settings. Which future is possible, which probable, and what can we actually imagine and visualize? Design is an expression and representation of its users’ inherent hopes, projections and fears – Design Fiction as design method allows us to detect the hidden issues in media objects and their different usages.