Speculative Design


Artificial intelligence tutoring

The Evolution of Creative Artificial Intelligence

In recent years, creative artificial intelligence has made significant strides in the realms of text, speech, and image recognition, generation, and processing, blurring the lines between human and machine capabilities. These advancements have led to innovative projects with great potential and some risks, but there is still a general lack of understanding regarding the functionality and handling of artificial intelligence.

The Future of Education in Germany

At the end of 2022, the discussion about the future of education in Germany is in full swing. Reforms such as the digitization of the education system, as well as hypothetical trends such as the „flipped classroom“ system, decentralized out-of-school learning islands, and the ambition for more individualized education, hint at what might be relevant for the education system of the future.

The increasing shortage of teachers

At the same time, there is growing concern about an increasing teacher shortage in schools. Projections indicate that there will be a shortage of around 40,000 to 80,000 teachers by 2030. To address this shortage, inexperienced and untrained individuals are being recruited as alternative teachers, but they often lack educational experience and pedagogical skills, resulting in a significant burden and overtime workload for existing teachers.


Tutor.AI uses artificial intelligence to represent the personality of a digital tutor who supports students in the learning process.

The initial idea is the establishment of „flipped classrooms“ at schools. Flipped classrooms are based on the approach that students learn their course content at home. In school, this knowledge is then utilized and deepened. The concept of school as we know it today is very rigid and is unlikely to change in the future.

Nevertheless, changes to modern society are inevitably necessary. Therefore, in the future, teachers will no longer be used exclusively for imparting knowledge, but also for imparting timeless, interpersonal and social skills.
The learning material will then be elaborated by the students themselves. Tutor.AI will then take over and support the students at home or on the go in their learning. It is completely personalized and tailored to the individual recipient.

Setup and Tasks

Student Performance

Tutor.AI Setup


What I did in this project

… beyond the known methods and skills of designers
  • Haptic prototype
  • Screen prototype
  • Design Futuring
  • Screendesign
  • Research
  • Print design
  • Entirely
  • Partially

Additional Information

The cooperation shown with the “Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung” is fictional and only serves to illustrate various stakeholders in the future scenario.

Speculative design

Speculative design is an imaginative approach that explores potential futures and challenges established norms. It involves creating provocative concepts and prototypes to encourage discussion about the consequences of emerging technologies and societal changes. The goal is to stimulate critical thinking and foster creativity while prompting reflection on the future..

Project Information

Project Partner

Lucca Strecker
Merlin Feil


Strategic Design M.A.
2nd Semester – Winter 2022


Prof. Benedikt Groß

Jonas Voigt