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Fiction for design: appropriating Hollywood techniques for design fictions

  There is evidence that narratives told in a structured manner are more likely to be convincing to an audience. Design Fictions are an increasingly popular medium in HCI. It is important that we make our stories believable so that they can be more readily accepted. Looking beyond the laboratory, this chapter discusses and presents story telling techniques that have been adopted in professional story telling environments such as film making. Rather than a prescriptive set of instructions this chapter offers concepts for consideration when creating fictions.

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    26 April 2016

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  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science


Flint, T. (2016). Fiction for design: appropriating Hollywood techniques for design fictions. In P. Turner, & T. Harviainen (Eds.), Digital Make-Believe (49-66). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.




Design fictions; Hollywood techniques;

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