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Design Fiction - how to read, create and use it

Bachelor's level | 4 credits | Course code: DIT002
50% Distance
Period: 22 June 2020 - 28 August 2020
2 Closed GU-38601
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

Interested in using fiction and storytelling to come up with great design ideas? This course offers a broad perspective on the use of design fiction as support to the exploration of design solutions by challenging the conventional assumptions connected to functionality of artefacts. You will learn to work with written narratives, but also other visual media forms. Design fiction helps you to look beyond the immediate and leads to a wider interpretation of design in society, interpreting and exploring its cultural and ethic role. Speculative and critical design will be introduced as incitement to reflection and as a theoretical support to the creation of imagined futures. Examples of a variety of design fictions will be analysed and discussed in groups. The examination involves written and media production assignments informed by group discussions and literature seminars.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: General entrance requirements

Selection: Selection is based upon average grade from upper secondary school (34 %), the number of credits from previous university studies (33 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %)

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 9 380 SEK
First payment: 9 380 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance


Department of Computer Science and Engineering
41296 Göteborg

Visiting address: Rännvägen 6 B

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