Talk of Yu-Ting Cheng on “Exploring Roles of Sci-fi Voice Agents”

Sci-fi is not only based on fantasy, but is also a social reflection on technology, which in turn can inspire design researchers to understand and speculate on the complexity of VCAs. To broaden the scope in designing different relationships, Yu-Ting Cheng will share in her talk how they have drawn design insights from their film sessions with users about VCAs in sci-fi films.

Yu-Ting Cheng is a double PhD student between Industrial Design in TU /e (Eindhoven University of Technology) and NTUST (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology). She focuses on developing design fiction and speculative design-related methods to study the emerging future. She has worked at the NTU IoX Centre in Taiwan to help research teams imagine future scenarios for their technologies. She is also an avid blogger, sharing her thoughts in Speculatizen to promote design fiction to the Chinese community. Her current researches are (1) Designing data privacy for the Internet of Things, (2) studying users’ intentions by observing the traces of things, (3) Studying Sci-fi Movies to speculate new interface possibilities for intelligent agents. For more information visit:

The talk is free of charge and open for everyone interested in Human AI interaction.

We will meet on June 4. at 5:00 pm CEST.

The talk will be held via zoom. To join us, use the link: