Darwin Muljono and Elizabeth B.-N. Sanders
The framework for this exploratory case study is a concept called “collective dreaming”, which is a participatory space where everyday people can convene to imagine and build the worlds that they would like to live in. Collective dreaming is an aspirational concept that does not yet exist. In this paper we describe an early prototype for a collective dreaming space, a digitally networked research tool called Collective Dream. This prototype acts as a virtual platform for generative co- design sessions. It provides the means for people to first imagine an ideal experience individually, and then collectively envision and make a shared ideal experience. The intent of presenting the Collective Dream Prototype is to provoke a conversation about the future of participatory design.