Imagining the city: using fiction to explore urban environments

Klaebe, Helen, and Van Luyn, Ariella (2011) Imagining the city: using fiction to explore urban environments. In: 5th International Conference on Communities & Technologies. pp. 1-29. From: Ethnographic Fiction and Speculative Design Workshop, (ACM), C&T '11, 29 June - 2 July 2011, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. (Unpublished)

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The paper will describe the ongoing project, Imagining the City: Brisbane Short Story Competition. In 2010, as part of a study investigating urban planning and the gentrification of inner city landmarks, QUT researchers developed six personas to help inform the design of city apartments. Rather than view these personas as static, the authors solicited creative responses to promote further development. Submissions of short stories based on one of the persons, and set in Brisbane, were invited from the general public. Successful stories will be published in an online anthology and as an iPhone application. The paper draws on ethnographic fiction theory to answer the question, how can research, specifically persona and use scenario, be transformed into fiction? The authors suggest that such creative responses in the form of fiction may be useful for urban designers.

Item ID: 24742
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
ISBN: 978-1-4503-0824-3
Keywords: ethnographic fiction, urban spaces, persona development
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