Speculative design approaches
Yesterday I met with PhD candidate Ricardo Mejia to discuss his insights on existing speculative design approaches. In his PhD project he distinguishes between approaches, methodologies, methods, techniques, toolkits and tools (ranging from abstract to concrete respectively). He discovered there is a lack of more concrete tools and techniques regarding speculative design.
When I started looking into existing speculative design approaches I was a bit concerned that there might not be a direct need for another method. But after discussing this with Ricardo I realised my challenge is to design a practical method/technique for considering the ethical implications of a design. This helped me to define the theoretical framework of my project.