Speculative Requirements: Design Fiction and RE

Darby, Andy, Tsekleves, Emmanuel and Sawyer, Peter (2018). Speculative Requirements: Design Fiction and RE. IN: 2018 IEEE 26th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE). 2018 IEEE 26th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE) . IEEE.


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.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/RE.2018.00-20
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
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Event Title: IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Banff Conference Centre
Event Dates: 2018-08-20 - 2018-08-24
Uncontrolled Keywords: requirements elicitation,design fiction,speculative design,design thinking,creativity,Computer Science(all)
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Related URLs: https://ieeexpl ... ocument/8491155 (Publisher URL)
Published Date: 2018-10-15
Authors: Darby, Andy
Tsekleves, Emmanuel
Sawyer, Peter ( 0000-0001-8044-2738)



Version: Accepted Version

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