Project “futurehomestories” launched

How can people use co-creation methods to tell stories about how they want to live with technology in their homes in the future?

In order to be able to answer this question, we would like to invite people from the population to co-creation workshops so that they can actively contribute their ideas on how they want to live in the so-called smart home. Your active participation allows us to better understand the home as a place of application for new technologies. A suitcase is designed for the workshops that builds on existing methods and tools. This is sent on trips to participants or used in workshops. The material contained in the suitcase gives the participants the opportunity to express their personal ideas.

The resulting findings, for example in the form of stories, will be documented and returned to the population in the form of a book of alternative futures (zine) and made available to the professional public.

In the long term, the goal of futurehomestories is to make the proven co-creation methods available on a sustainable basis. For this purpose, the methods and tools contained in the suitcase are compared and analyzed by the researchers and later prepared for context-independent use.

The project futurehomestories is part of the network for integrated research. This pursues as its overarching goal the conception, implementation and establishment of integrated research, working towards achieving a comprehensive research concept for integrated research in the process.

Futurehomestories critically engages with different aspects of integrated research and strives for a transdisciplinary adaptation, implementation, reflection as well as transfer of co-creation methodologies. To achieve this, ethical, legal and social aspects must be established in the co-creation process and its reflection. The overall goal is thus to further advance integrated research.

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Further information on the project can be found on theWebsite of the IfKMW.