Prototyping Futures

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Title Prototyping Futures
Author(s) Björgvinsson, Erling ; Birt, Arlene ; Cuartielles, David ; Davidsson, Paul ; Ehn, Pelle ; Ginslov, Jeannette ; Gustafsson Friberger, Marie ; Hillgren, Per-Anders ; Hobye, Mads ; Jacobson, Bob ; Jacobsson, Andreas ; Kozel, Susan ; Linde, Per ; Löwgren, Jonas ; Nilsson, Elisabet M. ; Peterson, Bo ; Rosenqvist, Karolina ; Topgaard, Richard
Date 2012
Editor(s) Nilsson, Elisabet M.; Topgaard, Richard
English abstract
Prototyping Futures gives you a glimpse of what collaborating with academia might look like. Medea and its co-partners share their stories about activities happening at the research centre – projects, methods, tools, and approaches – what challenges lie ahead, and how these can be tackled. Examples of highlighted topics include: What is a living lab and how does it work? What are the visions behind the Connectivity Lab at Medea? And, how can prototyping-methods be used when sketching scenarios for sustainable futures? Other topics are: What is the role of the body when designing technology? What is collaborative media and how can this concept help us understand contemporary media practices? Prototyping Futures also discusses the open-hardware platform Arduino, and the concepts of open data and the Internet of Things, raising questions on how digital media and connected devices can contribute to more sustainable lifestyles, and a better world.
Publisher Malmö university
Pages 125
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) collaborative media
participatory design
living labs
Internet of Things
interaction design
Medea Collaborative Media Initiative
open data
open hardware
place-centric media
artistic research
social innovation
design for social innovation
Humanities/Social Sciences
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