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Fiction for design: appropriating Hollywood techniques for design fictions

Flint, Tom



Phil Turner

Tuomas Harviainen


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.


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.

Publication Date Apr 26, 2016
Deposit Date Mar 1, 2016
Publisher Springer
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 49-66
Series Title Human-Computer Interaction
Series ISSN 1571-5035
Book Title Digital Make-Believe
Chapter Number 4
ISBN 978-3-319-29553-4
Keywords Design fictions; Hollywood techniques;
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