The workshop will follow a one-day format. In the first part of the morning participants will have 3 minutes to present their work in a presentation madness session. This session will have the main function of generating insights for the following workshop phases.

Then, participants will be divided in groups of 3-4 persons and each group will have to collaboratively produce a fictional prototype enacted in a future narrative scenario (50 years forward in the future) where the imagined technology could become completely effective and pervasive among individuals and society.

These scenarios could also take the form of utopias and dystopias to open spaces for reflection about the desired or undesired consequences of design. This activity will be conducted through the outline of narratives (e.g. written stories, storyboards) in which the main character will show, from her point of view, how the use of the proposed solution could impact on her life and on the world she inhabit. The workshop will conclude with the presentation of the scenarios produced.


09:15 – 09:30 Introduction

09:30 – 10:30 Paper presentations

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 Work group: design challenge definition and idea generation

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 Work group: scenarios definition

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:30 Presentations and discussion

17:30 – 17:45 Closing remarks