This week’s readings discussed the conceptual approach to design known as design fiction. My takings from the interview with Bruce Sterling and the article “Design Fiction as Pedagogic Practice” by Matthew Ward, was that our design space should not be limited by the technology that exists in reality. That development relies on us speculating what could exist in the future in order to close the gap between the imagined and reality.
By removing the constraints of reality from the design process we can explore a full range of possibilities for whatever we are designing. While it may not be possible to create the end point of your ideas, by exploring unhindered we can create a pathway of invention to make it possible in the future.