Many innovative software products are conceived, developed and deployed without any conventional attempt to elicit stakeholder requirements. Rather, they are the result of the vision and intuition of a small number of creative individuals who perceive a market opportunity that has been facilitated by the emergence of a new technology. In this paper we consider how the conditions that enable new products' emergence might be better anticipated, making innovations a little less reliant on individual vision and a little more informed by stakeholder need. We contend that this is particularly important where just-over-the-horizon technology would have the potential for social impact, good or bad. Speculative design describes a basket of techniques that seek to explore this landscape. We focus particularly on one of these, design fiction, and describe a case study where it was used to explore how plausible new technologies might impact on dementia care.
|Title of host publication||2018 IEEE 26th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Oct 2018|
|Event||IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference - Banff Conference Centre, Banff, Canada|
Duration: 20 Aug 2018 → 24 Aug 2018
Conference number: 26
|Name||2018 IEEE 26th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE)|
|Conference||IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference|
|Abbreviated title||RE 2018|
|Period||20/08/18 → 24/08/18|
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- requirements elicitation
- design fiction
- speculative design
- design thinking