Continuing our documentation of Resonate 2013, it's a pleasure to present the talk of Anthony Dunne, professor and head of the Design Interactions programme at the Royal College of Art in London. We covered a number of RCA_DI projects in the past and this is your chance to hear Anthony talk about the work in the school, first hand, ideas driving one of the most prestigious interaction design courses in the world as well get a sneak peak into project currently making it's way into London's Design Museum.
In this presentation Anthony talks about dealing with speculation, using products and smaller objects as a way to explore different/alternative futures. Trying to shift from designing for how the world is now towards how the world could be, generating different possibilities for the future and what role design could play. He talks about the shift from realism to idealism, evaluating thoughts about the world around us. He also talks about companies modelling realities in the past, preparing themselves for other possible scenarios, how the world could be different, the fantastic space through science and scientific realism.