<blockquote>To contrast with other similar design approaches, we think Design Fiction is a bit different from critical design [c.f. Dunne & Raby, Garnet Hertz], which is a bit more abstract and theoretical compared to our own interest in design happening outside of galleries or museums. Design Fiction is about exploring a future mundane. It tackles a future-oriented problem or opportunity with an everyday-object to address it to anyone who could be concerned in few years.</blockquote>

(via Our Approach of Design Fiction | Near Future Laboratory)