Creative prototyping as an inter-dimensional portal between disciplines

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    This paper uses a narrative literary study to discuss how the science fiction prototyping method has been applied so far in different disciplines, including technology and engineering research (specifically Intelligent Environment research), foresight, futures- and business studies. Then the paper presents very similar practices in human-computer interaction, entitled as e.g. critical design, speculative design and design fiction. After that, the paper focuses on their common denominator, scenario planning and scenario design, and deliberates briefly on how the creative, future-oriented prototyping differs from them. The main contribution is to propose a conversional tool - an inter- dimensional portal - for all the involved disciplines that is aimed at uniting their forces and passion for science fiction - for the greatest benefit of all mankind.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntelligent Environments 2016
    Subtitle of host publicationWorkshop Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments
    EditorsPaolo Novais, Shin'ichi Konomi
    PublisherIOS Press
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-690-3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-689-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 14 Sept 201616 Sept 2016
    Conference number: 12

    Publication series

    SeriesAmbient Intelligence and Smart Environments


    Conference12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments
    Abbreviated titleIE 2016
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • Science fiction prototyping (SFP)
    • Intelligent Environment (IE) research
    • Creative Science (CS)
    • future studies
    • human-computer Interaction (HCI)


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