What is design fiction?

What is design fiction?

Andy Budd explores how science fiction impacts real designs

Like me, I'm sure many of you grew up on a diet of science fiction; imagining future worlds through the work of authors like Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick and William Gibson. Science fiction, or speculative fiction as purists prefer to call it, has the power to transport us into the future to ask important and difficult questions about the world we've created, including where experimental design will take us in the world of tomorrow.

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Andy Budd co-founded Clearleft, one of the first UX agencies in the UK. In 2015 he curated the dConstruct conference on the theme of designing for the future.