Once upon a future: An audio drama game for episodic imagination

Yu Ting Cheng, Wenn Chieh Tsai, David Chung, Rung Huei Liang

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Envisioning the future in a multidisciplinary collaboration continues to be a challenge. This paper presents a tool for engineers and designers to envision applications of emerging technologies. Drawing on the “suspension of disbelief” in audio drama and episodic memory theory about creativity, we build a four-act board game for creative narration. Participants are guided to enact future application scenarios by using playing cards along with theme music and sound effects. To test the tool, we conducted three workshops to discuss the distinct advantages and challenges of this approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2018 - Companion Publication of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-5631-2
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2018
Event2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, (DIS2018) - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 9 Jun 201813 Jun 2018


Conference2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, (DIS2018)
Abbreviated titleDIS2018
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong


  • Audio drama
  • Creativity
  • Episodic memory
  • Ideation tool
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration


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