A collection of ideas generated using the insight gained from the online survey and the material returned from the cultural probes field kits.

Concepts and ideas are centred around the following themes:

  • Tools
  • Design for Maintenance
  • Knowledge
  • Prompts

Each of these concepts warrants further investigation and, in some cases could form the basis of a research project in their own rite. Choosing a direction to follow up in the long term will be difficult and the criteria by which an area for further investigation is chosen need to be considered.

Having studied work by noted designers who practice speculative design, it is evident that the concepts they propose are complex and embody many layers of thinking and research. The concepts generated in the exercise above are initially shallow, whilst still being valid, and warrant further development to gain the depth seen in the work of others.

In the short term a small number of speculative design concepts will be developed to help communicate the results of this research to date.


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