In 2009, futurist and science-fiction author Bruce Sterling wrote: “Design seeks out ways to jump over its own conceptual walls- scenarios, user observation, brainstorming, rapid prototyping, critical design, speculative design.” The purpose of designing for the future is to think about the present.
What are the unquestioned assumptions, biases and preconceptions we have inherited about our imagined futures? What if our design prioritised different values, ways of life and politics? Futures allow us to experiment with this.
Find out how to design and experiment in a different way
Develop a futures perspective
Learn ways forward and how to unshock the futuree
The talk will happen live via Zoom.
This talk is worth 1 SDC study point.
Futures thinking, experimentation, strategic design, service design
Tobias Revell (UK) is Design Futures Lead at Arup Foresight where he leads innovative and critical design processes and outcomes in research and client work. He was co-founder of design research consultancy Strange Telemetry and of approximately 47.6% of the research and curatorial project Haunted Machines.
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