"Why do I—a science fiction writer—spend more and more time with designers? What does science fiction have in common with industrial design? As it turns out, quite a lot. In the science fiction genre, we have a signature product that we call the “sense of wonder.” This is what we are supposed to supply eager consumers: works of wonderment. Amazing stories, fantastic stories, mind-blowing stories."
Wonder, Fiction, and Design
by Luke Wroblewski February 17, 2005