Speculative Design in HCI: From Corporate Imaginations to Critical Orientations

  title={Speculative Design in HCI: From Corporate Imaginations to Critical Orientations},
  author={Richmond Y. Wong and Vera D. Khovanskaya},
  booktitle={New Directions in Third Wave Human-Computer Interaction},
In this chapter we analyze the rhetorical work of speculative design methods to advance third wave agendas in HCI. We contrast the history of speculative design that is often cited in HCI papers from the mid 2000s onward that frames speculative design as a critical methodological intervention in HCI linked to radical art practice and critical theory, with the history of how speculative design was introduced to HCI publications through corporate design research initiatives from the RED group at… 
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