Eagons, Exoskeletons and Ecologies: On Expressing and Embodying Fictions as Workshop Tasks
Paper in proceeding, 2018

Design fictions can be a useful tool for ideation and for stimulating discussion on the social and ethical implications of future technologies. However, the process of using them can be lengthy, including steps like data collection, ideation, writing fictions, and finally using them in design workshops. In this paper, we present a process of creating design fictions and then using them together with related tasks in a co-design workshop in a business-to-business context. We used speculative fictions and value fictions to support our participants to envision future product ecologies and technological solutions related to supply chains. In this, we were also addressing the societal consequences of those future solutions. As a result, the fictions helped us to collect real-life project insights beyond the speculative scenarios.

transport industry

value fiction

Design fictions


company ecology

speculative fiction

maritime industry



design methodology


Sus Lyckvi

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Interaction design

Yiying Wu

Aalto University

Maria Huusko

Aalto University

Virpi Roto

Aalto University

Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

978-1-4503-6437-9 (ISBN)

10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2018
Oslo, Norway,

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Interaction Technologies

Human Computer Interaction



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