Design Futuring for Love, Friendship, and Kinships: Five Perspectives on Intimacy

Sumita Sharma, Britta F. Schulte, Rocío Fatás, Noura Howell, Amy Twigger Holroyd, Grace Eden
2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts  
Human relationships, intimacy and the role of technology within it constantly change, catapulted in 2020 by COVID-19. We take this social rupture as an opportunity to reimagine possible futures for love, friendship, and kinships. Through design futuring and related approaches, we ofer fve prompts we developed for imagining alternative futures exploring a diverse range of intimacies. Through generating responses to the prompts, we ofer alternative intimate futures as well as refections on how
more » ... h 'prompts for futuring' can be generative for design research. Our work extends calls for diversifying design futuring, imploring design researchers to consider diverse and inclusive ways of designing for futures, especially for human relationships and intimacy. CCS CONCEPTS • Human-centered computing → Human computer interaction (HCI); HCI theory, concepts and models.
doi:10.1145/3491101.3516388 fatcat:bkbipmuxmjhstd6yxnmtpyovdq