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Durall Gazulla, E. (2021). Exploring Education Techno-Monitoring Futures: A Participatory Speculative Critical Design Case. Interaction Design and Architecture(s), 51, 202–218.

Exploring education techno-monitoring futures : a participatory speculative critical design case

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Author: Durall Gazulla, Eva1
Organizations: 1INTERACT Research Unit, University of Oulu, Pentti Kaiteran katu 1, 90570 Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Association for Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-07-05


In learning and education, techno-monitoring practices are a growing trend. While these practices are still emerging, there has been no public debate on education stakeholders’ preferred futures regarding techno-monitoring in learning and education. This study presents a participatory design case using speculative critical design to support higher education students’ reflection about possible futures related to techno-monitoring practices in learning in higher education. The participants’ experiences using a prototype that monitors mental states are presented in the form of stories, which reflect the students’ complex relations toward techno-monitoring. Participatory speculative critical design is highlighted as a successful strategy to create compelling futures scenarios that trigger critical reflection and debate among the education community.

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Series: Interaction design & architecture(s)
ISSN: 1826-9745
ISSN-E: 2283-2998
ISSN-L: 2283-2998
Volume: 51
Pages: 202 - 218
DOI: 10.55612/s-5002-051-009
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 6132 Visual arts and design
Funding: The project is supported by the Academy of Finland (grant agreement No. 318930, Profi4) and the University of Oulu.
Copyright information: This article is published under the CC BY-NC-ND license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives).