Design Fictions and Extreme Users

Date & Time

Oct 27th at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM


Privacy and Security 


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This session will explore the potential of Design Fictions and Extreme Users in deconstructing privacy and security issues of near-future technologies.

The session will be driven by a series of personas or extreme users, based on real-world research with survivors of domestic abuse, where technology played a significant role in the abuse (e.g., cyber-stalking, -harassment, and covert monitoring).

Participants will be introduced to 1) the personas and 2) to the underlying principles of design fictions. In groups, we will then create design fictions focussed on the future of smart homes from the point-of-view of victims of domestic abuse.

Participants will be asked to approach the fictions from a perspective of cyber-security and -privacy design.

This is a Shed session.