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Alternative Futures

Hazal Gumus Ciftci

Arizona State University

‘Wearable Technologies for Well Being’ is a project for which the students first gather trends and imagine futures, to then set limitations and criteria for design development. The project invites students to critically think about emerging technologies and the future, as students are expected to develop an understanding of how we (designers) are responsible in translating sciences and technologies into responsible ideas and concepts.

Speculation/ design / futuring is one of the activities students pro-actively perform in the project. By  getting exposed to both utopian and dystopian futures, students become familiar with contemporary issues and about their role as designers to help create a better sustainable future.

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