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SPECULATIVE EVERYTHING: DESIGN, FICTION AND SOCIAL DREAMING. Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby. MIT Press, Cambridge, 2013. 234 pp. with 149 ills. (127 col.). 24 x 19 cm. LC 2013-9801 ISBN 9780262019842 In English.
Publisher's description: 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 design that is used as a tool to create not only things but ideas. For them, design is a means of speculating about how things could be -- to imagine possible futures. This is not the usual sort of predicting or forecasting, spotting trends and extrapolating; these kinds of predictions have been proven wrong, again and again. Instead, Dunne and Raby pose "what if" questions that are intended to open debate and discussion about the kind of future people want (and do not want). Speculative Everything offers a tour through an emerging cultural landscape of design ideas, ideals, and approaches.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Several Media — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 155716
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