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Speculative Design

SD uses elements from design thinking, design practice, strategy, trend analysis and future scenario planning, to design and make artefacts that provoke and facilitate discussions about what sort of future we would prefer (so-called provocatypes).

Speculative design (SD) is a form of critical design that examines possible futures. While some regard forecasting the future as a pointless activity, for the practice of SD it gives us a way to look at the world as it is today and use design to help us think about the world we want to see in the future. 

We have designed this minor to appeal to you if you want to work in creative industries or creative practice and are interested in the theory and practice of design, speculating on possible futures, and maybe following a master in future. And if you want to:

  • gain a broader perspective on the role that design, and designers / makers currently play in our world;
  • develop your own ideas and vision of the roles that design, and designers / makers can play in our world;
  • take more control of the future of your role as designer / maker;
  • deepen your critical and analytical thinking skills.

More information in this brochure.

Also see the outline planning for this minor here.

Application deadline: 15 April 2022.

Please contact our International Office for more information: international-cmd@hva.nl.