EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments 14(1): e2

Research Article

Application Scenarios of Interactive Science Fiction Prototyping in Virtual Worlds for Education

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/fiee.1.1.e2,
        author={Johanna Pirker and Christian G\'{y}tl and Patrick Weghofer},
        title={Application Scenarios of Interactive Science Fiction Prototyping in Virtual Worlds for Education},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments},
        volume={14},
        number={1},
        publisher={ICST},
        journal_a={FIEE},
        year={2014},
        month={9},
        keywords={Science Fiction Prototyping, Virtual Worlds, Open Wonderland, Interactive Science Fiction Prototyping, E-Education, Creativity},
        doi={10.4108/fiee.1.1.e2}
    }
    
  • Johanna Pirker
    Christian Gütl
    Patrick Weghofer
    Year: 2014
    Application Scenarios of Interactive Science Fiction Prototyping in Virtual Worlds for Education
    FIEE
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/fiee.1.1.e2
Johanna Pirker1,*, Christian Gütl1,2, Patrick Weghofer1
  • 1: Graz University of Technology, Inffeldgasse 16c, 8010 Graz, Austria
  • 2: Curtin University, Inffeldgasse 16c, 8010 Graz, Australia
*Contact email: jpirker@iicm.edu

Abstract

This article discusses the potentials of 3D virtual worlds as tool for science fiction prototyping in education. Science fiction prototyping has become an important resource for creating, discussing, and assessing the impact of future scenarios. Introducing this creative process into education and training can help students understand societal and contextual implications of future technologies, scenarios, and environments. We discuss traditional SFP processes, such as storywriting, movies, or computer games that require different talents from their creators. Based on our findings we will introduce ‘Interactive Science Fiction Prototyping (ISFP)’ as a simplified creation approach in virtual world environments. ISFP enables students to create to reflect on science fiction scenarios in an interactive and collaborative way. As an example of ISFP a science fiction prototype of a future city was created and discussed in the virtual world framework Open Wonderland.