1st Edition

Digital Futures in Human-Computer Interaction Design Thinking for Digital Transformation

Edited By Zhiyong Fu, Anna Barbara, Peter Scupelli Copyright 2025
    272 Pages 47 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The application of future thinking in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) has gained significant importance in recent years. The integration of speculative thinking with approaches to future design has enabled HCI to explore the potential impacts of technology on the digital society. However, the implementation and application of future thinking in HCI research have not been clearly defined. Digital Futures in Human-Computer Interaction: Design Thinking for Digital Transformation fills this gap by analyzing systematically the innovation trends of HCI in the digital era.

    This book focuses on the dialogue between digital transformation and future thinking for shaping HCI, including trends, literacy, competence and practice, and influence in the HCI field. It highlights significant trends and advancements in future studies within HCI and features case studies that offer a comprehensive understanding of the role of future thinking. It gives the reader a wide overview of the subject area whilst detailing the competencies and practices that can make future design a likely success.

    This readable and interesting reference will appeal to students, academics and researchers interested in diverse design aspects linked to HCI including services design, sustainable design, product design, space design, visual communication, design education, futures studies, and social innovation.





    Section : Future Trends in HCI

    Chapter 1 Digital Transformation and Future HCI           3

    Zhiyong Fu, Jiawei Li

    Chapter 2 Vision of Digital Futures        41

    Anna barbara, Venere Ferraro

    Section : Futures Literacy in HCI

    Chapter 3 Futures Thinking and Futures Literacy 56

    Shams Hamid

    Chapter 4 Future of Entertainment Technology Design    91

    Nandhini Giri, Erik Stolterman

    Chapter 5 Long-term Thinking in Digital Product-Service System Design            106

    Yanru Lyu, Bowen Zhang

    Section : Competence and Practice

    Chapter 6 Methodology of Design futures           121

    Qing Xia

    Chapter 7 AI Empathy in Metaverse       137

    Chiju Chao

    Chapter 8 Speculative Artifacts in HCI   160

    Zhu Lin

    Chapter 9 Interactive Narrative and Scenario Building     177

    Jiawei Li, Yin Li

    Chapter 10 Digital Curation and Evaluation        191

    Jiayue Wang

    Section : Future Influence

    Chapter 11 Futures Education in HCI     215

    Peter Scupelli

    Chapter 12 Ecological HCI        233

    Xiaojuan Ma

    Chapter 13 Social HCI   268

    Zhicong Lu

    Chapter 14 Digital Wellbeing     290

    Yasuyuki Hayama, Harshit Desai



    Zhiyong Fu is a tenure track Associate Professor of the Information Art and Design Department, Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University in China PR. He is the Director of Art and Technology Innovation Base of Tsinghua University, the Associate Dean of China-Italy Design Innovation Hub, the Director of Tsinghua Service Design Institute, the Vice-Director of China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Research Center and the President of the International Chinese Association of Computer-Human Interaction. His research interests focused on futurology and design innovation tools. Based on the concepts and methods of speculative design, design fiction and futures studies, Futures Thinking is integrated into design Thinking, and the research through Design (RtD) model is developed to develop innovative tools and resources to support interdisciplinary research and practice. He organized the 2020 and 2021 Design Futures Online International Conference, promoted the application of the future Literacy Laboratory in China with the UNESCO Future Literacy Team, and built an international network to promote the in-depth development of the field of design future.

    Anna Barbara is the Associate Professor of Interior and Space Design at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and the founder of Senselab Milan International Design Studio. She has served as a visiting professor at Academy of Art and Design of Tsinghua University, Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea, and Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan. Anna Barbara founded Milan-based international design studio Senselab, which has offices in Milan and Dubai, UAE. She is committed to combining designs and senses, with abundant experiences in interior design and other fields. She has designed professional works all over China, Japan, USA, Europe, UK and UAE, most of which have won international awards. Her works and research achievements have been selected by ADI-Index 2019.

    Peter Scupelli is the Nierenberg Associate Professor of Design and Director of the Learning Environments Lab in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He holds a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction, M.S. in HCI, M.Des. in Interaction Design, and an undergraduate Architecture degree. Peter has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers at international conferences and journals. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Institutes of Educational Science. His work with A12 was exhibited in the Architecture Biennial of Venice; PS1-MOMA, New York; the São Paulo Contemporary Art Biennial in Brazil; the ZKM museum of Karlsruhe, Germany and many other places.