Human connections. Design interactive artefacts through narration and speculation

  • Andrea Di Salvo Polytechnic of Torino
  • Andrea Arcoraci Polytechnic of Torino
Keywords: interaction design, design fiction, speculative design, user experience, future

Abstract

The research in design today is looking for solutions that repair the problems that design itself has created, however, focusing only on reactive attitude is no longer sufficient for the current complexity of the system. Design needs, in fact, to push itself towards a proactive way, it must be able to anticipate, imagine and offer possible and preferable futures by encouraging social innovation. The article, therefore, aims to illustrate a research approach based on the intersection between interaction design, design fiction and speculative design. The objective of the experimentation, which adopts the research through design methodology, is to raise new perspectives on human behaviour through interaction with artefacts and cities, facilitating discussion about the infinite ways of thinking about the future.

Author Biographies

Andrea Di Salvo, Polytechnic of Torino

PhD, he is a Researcher at the Department of Architecture and Design where he carries out research activities mainly in the fields of Interaction Design, User Experience, Human-Machine Interaction. He is Professor of the Virtual Design Course in the Master Degree in Systemic Design.
E-mail: andrea.disalvo@polito.it

Andrea Arcoraci, Polytechnic of Torino

He is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Architecture and Design where he carries out research activities mainly in the fields of Interaction Design, User Experience, Human-Machine Interaction.
E-mail: andrea.arcoraci@polito.it

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The Brainsurfer project: diagram of the interaction that can be visualized; each sphere corresponds to an experience that can be lived in a way that is superimposed on its own (credit: F. Colagrossi, M. L. Madau, M. E. Migoni, J. C. Montañès and F. J. Vega, 2019). AGATHÓN 08 | 2020
Published
2020-12-27
How to Cite
Di Salvo, A. and Arcoraci, A. (2020) “Human connections. Design interactive artefacts through narration and speculation”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 8(online), pp. 254-261. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/8242020.
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