Science Fiction Prototyping: A How-To Workshop

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Come learn with us at this informal workshop, where author and consultant Corey Pressman will introduce science fiction prototyping.

Come learn with us at this fun and informal workshop and networking opportunity, where author and consultant Corey Pressman will introduce the history and utility of science fiction prototyping and show us how to explore, test, and communicate new products, experiences, and services.

Science fiction prototyping comes from a rich history of storytelling. Storytelling has always been the best way to fully communicate new ideas by presenting concepts and objects in context, giving us a clear understanding of a new product or service’s uses and implications. In particular, science fiction stories have a rich history of inadvertently prototyping and inspiring ideas and experiences that eventually became real. By utilizing the methods and patterns of science fiction storytelling, we can readily prototype our own inventions and intentions in a low-cost, low-fidelity manner.

At this event, you will learn:

  • the history of science fiction prototyping
  • the central elements of an effective science fiction story
  • how to use storyboarding as a means of prototyping a new product, experience, or service

Snag your ticket (limited to 25 people) now and join us Friday, January 17th at the Ace Hotel in downtown Portland. Happy hour kicks off at 4:30pm with complimentary drinks including beer from Rogue Ales and small bites, followed by the workshop from 5:00-6:00pm, and additional time for mingling and questions after. See you there!

This event is supported by Rogue Ales and the Ace Hotel.

About the speaker:
Corey Pressman is an anthropologist as well as an artist, teacher, writer, and creativity professional. As a consultant and educator, he works with others to help them envision and enact human-centered innovation and nurture personal and organizational vitality. Corey is also a fellow of Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, where he runs innovation workshops and develops and teaches courses on prototyping and ideation.

About Career Tools:
Career Tools is a practical professional development resource designed to provide relevant, ongoing, and experiential learning for Portland’s design community. Whether you’re looking to launch, change, or grow your design practice, Career Tools can help you in two ways: in-person learning in the form of quarterly workshops, and online learning in the form of our professional development library website.

Cover image courtesy AIGA Portland.

Event Detail

January 17, 2020 4:30 pm
January 17, 2020 6:00 pm


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