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The Future Mundane

The economic and societal benefits that are projected to result from emerging and future technologies stand on the premise that they will be readily accepted and adopted by potential users. However, acceptability and adoption is rarely addressed in research. This project will merge Design Fiction and Breaching Experiments to create a novel methodology for apprehending acceptability and adoption challenges early in the design life cycle. The proposed methodological merger seeks to situate ‘proximate futures’ in familiar settings, scenes and events through a ‘world building’ approach to surface the taken for granted background expectancies that impact acceptability and adoption in everyday life.