IIT Institute of Design assistant professor, Laura Forlano proposes looking to time travel, human-centered design traditions, co-design, and participatory design to inform ethnography practices. Using examples from design and popular culture, she explores the generative and analytic potential of “design fiction” in her article Ethnographies from the Future: What can ethnographers learn from science fiction and speculative design?, part of an Ethnography Matters series on ethnography, speculative fiction, and design.

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