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.
Alexander Jestl (AT)
Speculative design in pharmaceuticals is used in an investigation about packaging waste and overproduction of medicines.
Marina Dragicevic (AT), Doris Sutrich (AT)
Kungfufi is a dystopian design project about a protection system for a safer world.
Nora Reiter (AT), Andrea Sommerauer (AT)
A tool for sending messages to space, as a time capsule with images and emotions from earth.