Zoltar Says Make Your Wish

workshop – 240 min | Feb 3 – 14:00

Over the past decade, along with the rise of new technologies and the increasing attention to wicked problems, the scope of design has gone beyond the product domain towards a more systemic approach. Designers have today the responsibility to make sense of a complex and changing world, designing not just for the present but also for the future. To fulfil this role designers need to build their own toolbox that allows them to apply multiple approaches according to each project’s situation and time frame.

Drawing on Speculative design practice, the workshop aims at exploring ways for practitioners, educators and designers to expand their toolbox as well as envisioning new preferable futures.

In this hands-on session, people can experience different design techniques, use a tailored generative card deck (http://futurish.cards) that will enable participants to play with scenarios and artefacts from the future, and gain practical experience of the speculative design process. The three important things people will take home from the workshop: - A deep dive into speculative design practise - A dynamic hands-on experience of speculative design methods along with a co-creative workshop format - A fresh future-forward perspective on how speculative design practise might enrich the design toolbox

Angelica Fontana

Angelica Fontana
Sketchin

Silvio Cioni

Silvio Cioni
Sketchin

About the speakers

Angelica Fontana

Angelica Fontana

Sketchin
Angelica is a service and system designer with special interest on human interaction with technologies. She is currently Design Lead at Sketchin Design Studio, where she runs user research activities and she facilitates co-design processes to define service and interaction design solutions. She is also a lecturer in Service Design and co-author of futurish cards, a generative card deck that can be used to explore the world of Speculative Design, by overcoming problem solving and envisioning future scenarios

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Silvio Cioni

Silvio Cioni

Sketchin
Silvio is an IxD/SD/UX Director with over 20 years experience in interactive media design and research. He is currently Lead Design Director at Sketchin, a Swiss strategy and design studio. He was founder and Design Director at THINGS, a Milan-based design and innovation studio for IoT, and Coordinator of the first Master in Interaction Design at Domus Academy. Silvio is also a researcher and teacher in Interaction Design, Service Design, and Speculative Design. He is Adjunct Professor of Interaction Design and Service Design at NABA and Domus Academy Milano. He is the author of futurish cards, a generative card deck for envisioning scenarios and artefacts from the future. Silvio is the co-organizer of Milan Speculative Futures, the Milan chapter of the Speculative Futures global community.

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