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theo ploeg, ambassador speculative design | design sociologist at Speculative Futures Amsterdam, posted

Speculative Design: The Hyperconnected City

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Speculative design is an approach that offers tools to map the future in a meaningful way.
Instead of focusing on problems in the present, speculative designs imagine how developments change over time and affect the future. By building both possible and preferable futures, you combine business vision and practice. It enables you to describe your role in the near future as a business and offers speculation about matching products or services. It opens up ways of thinking about a business beyond an immediate attempt to solve current problems, and instead see opportunities to affect long term change in the world. In this session, we will explore the challenges and the opportunities of The Hyperconnected City.

theo ploeg's picture Event on Mar 13th
theo ploeg, ambassador speculative design | design sociologist at Speculative Futures Amsterdam, posted

Ideating Counter-Surveillance wearables

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In our third Speculative Futures Amsterdam meetup, we will explore an ideation technique to create wearables of counter-surveillance culture. Prototypes will be scored according to design values and requirements, which we will explain in the introduction.

18:00 - 18:30
Doors open & Walk-in

18:30 - 18:35
Welcome by Digital Society School (Mick Jongeling & Theo Ploeg)

18:40 - 18:50
Introduction to 'Embodied Infrastructures', research by Mick Jongeling

18:50 - 19:00
Design values and requirements explained

19:00 - 19:30
Time for exploration of wearables.

19:30 - 19:45
Sharing of outcomes + scoring of wearables

19:45 - 20:30
Drinks + Networking

Important: We will meet at the Digital Society School at Marine Terrein!

theo ploeg's picture Event on Feb 19th