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Speculative Everything Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming

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ISBN-10: 0262019841

ISBN-13: 9780262019842

Edition: 2013

Authors: Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby

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Today designers often focus on making technology easy to use, sexy, and consumable.In Speculative Everything, Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby propose a kind of designthat is used as a tool to create not only things but ideas. For them, design is a means ofspeculating about how things could be -- to imagine possible futures. This is not the usual sort ofpredicting or forecasting, spotting trends and extrapolating; these kinds of predictions have beenproven wrong, again and again. Instead, Dunne and Raby pose "what if" questions that areintended to open debate and discussion about the kind of future people want (and do notwant). Speculative Everything offers a tour through anemerging cultural…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 12/6/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Fiona Raby is a Research Fellow at the Royal College of Art, London. She trained as an architect, & lived in Japan during the 1980s, where she worked for Toyo Ito.