We used the Design Fiction, Design Brief Creation Playing Cards (DF-DBCPC 0-7) to define the core elements of a designed product. One card from each color assigns the prompts for what the product is. These elements can be adorned as one sees fit, using the DF-PDIR 0-7, for example, to factor in additional attributes, names, brands, etc.
Each reference idiom can be randomly or algorithmically chosen as needed during, for example, the MadLibs® design phase, product definition, brief creation, in response to drawing a Joker from the DF-DBCPC 0-7, or as additions and variations to the DF-DBCPC 0-7 Attribute, Object or Design Action cards.
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As a result we produced the print catalog of the near future’s normal ordinary everyday with products, classifieds and many full-page advertisements. All in one catalog containing products from your likely near future. Future Protein Sources. See the Uber of Personal Security. Find out about Luxury Ice. Get in on the latest Social Network — Oglie: The Social Network for Your Pet. There are Anti-Drone Services in the future, as well as Data Enlargement Services. 3D Food Printer Accessories. And much, much more.
It's an awkward attempt by an awkward business to attract more eyeballs and sell more stuff in a near future where the screen world has become so saturated and overrun that other mediums, like paper, have become a natural spillover. It's a printed catalog you might pick up in your near future from the corner street vending box in your neighborhood.