definition Speculative Design

DESIGN THAT EXPLORES POSSIBLE FUTURES THROUGH FICTIONAL PRODUCTS

With speculative design, examples might speak louder than words.

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James King imagined future meals in Dressing the Meat of Tomorrow.

Design duo Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, who coined the term, stress how this can help people decide on what future they want.

It can move design upstream. Unlike conventional design that comes after technological development, speculative design tries to influence the direction of development.

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