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In the landscape of design research, several techniques of speculative design -or design about ideas- have been positioned, each with a different time
frame. Design Fiction and Critical Design, for instance, emerged as making activities that explore the near and the speculative future, respectively. We previously defined
Vision Concepts as a design-led technique that explores and communicates speculative futures. Even though Vision Concepts, such as long-term concept cars and
products, have been part of the industry since 1938, previous work has failed to identify and understand them from the design research perspective or compared
them with other speculative design techniques. This study intends to identify which spot Vision Concepts occupies within the landscape of design research. To that end,
we developed a multiple case analysis that includes examples of Vision Concepts, Design Fiction, and Critical Design. This paper will help design researchers identify the
similarities and differences between Vision Concepts and the other speculative design techniques and gain knowledge about when and why to apply this technique.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of DRS 2016
Subtitle of host publicationDesign + Research + Society Future, Future-Focused Thinking
EditorsPeter Lloyd, Erik Bohemia
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherThe Design Research Society
Pages1659-1676
Number of pages17
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventDRS 2016: Design + Research + Society, Future-Focused Thinking, The 50th Anniversary DRS Conference - Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jun 201630 Jun 2016
http://www.drs2016.org/#drs2016

Publication series

NameDRS International Conference Series
PublisherThe Design Society
ISSN (Electronic)2398-3132

Conference

ConferenceDRS 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBrighton
Period27/06/1630/06/16
Internet address

    Research areas

  • vision concepts, concept cars, speculative design, design fiction, critical design

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