What’s Next ?Speculative Design Workshop
Looking at different socio-cultural and technological trends the workshop participants use a methodological approach to design alternative future scenarios and are taught basic topics, research-oriented methods and scenario techniques to stimulate discourse with the viewer with a speculative design project.
Initially, three different fields of interest are defined and critically examined in focus groups. By extrapolating the topics into the future, different futures are created, taking into account various influencing factors. The defined future builds the stage for the scenario. The central question is what kind of circumstances the human of the future can or must adapt to. While speculating various human-enhancement methods, the future human as a cyborg is investigated. Besides creating a workshop concept and leading the sessions I aimed to build a contemporary and dynamic visual narrative to enhance a critical approach over innovative ideas.