These proceedings collect the contributions of the 6th Swiss Design Network Symposium held on October 28 - 30 2010 in Basel, Switzerland.
One current controversy in research and design research is about two perspectives: scientific research as a constructive and creative practice and, on the other hand, design and design research as a focus on the world as it could be. As a consequence of this, the core question is how fictions are designed by researchers and designers and how the multiplicity of possible new futures is negotiated and realized. Focusing on the methods, processes and strategies is obviously not limited to design researchers. The question of how to disclose new realities is a productive intersection for practitioners in design and art, but also of other kinds of actors in practice, theory, research etc.