CHI 2020 Workshop: Understanding the Past, Present, and Future of Design

Due to multiple requests, we extended the position paper submission
deadline (final) to Feb 21

Despite its increasing prevalence and importance in HCI, the term “design
fiction” is used in a number of different ways for different goals. With
design fiction reaching a critical mass in the CHI community, this is an
opportune moment for reflection and agenda-setting.
This workshop will address major questions for design fictions:

- What can we learn from those who have created speculative and critical
fictions before us? How can we understand the “who” politics of design
fictions – i.e., how can we create more inclusive authorship of design
fictions? We hope to construct an inclusive taxonomy of design fictions.
- While the method of creating design fictions seems simple – “just
write a fiction!” – there are now multiple approaches to the creation of
design fictions, with roots in humanities, politics, collaboration, and
design. We hope to provide a taxonomy of diverse methods for design
- Design fictions have entered the SIGCHI literature as archival
contributions. How are reviewers evaluating design fiction submissions?
There may be no unitary “right way” to review these diverse genres. We hope
to develop a set of pluralistic review guidelines for these emerging genres.

We invite your submissions as extended abstracts (max. 4 pages). We are
open to diverse submission formats – please contact us to discuss if
needed. Submissions should be emailed to [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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and will be peer-reviewed by the organizers based on originality,
relevance, and clarity. Submission acceptance requires that at least one
author registers for and attend the workshop. For details, please see our
website at <>

Workshop organizers: Michael Muller, Jeffrey Bardzell, EunJeong Cheon,
Norman Makoto Su, Eric P.S, Baumer, Casey Fiesler, Ann Light, Mark Blythe

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