In this post I will use PESTLE analysis as a method to interpret and envisage the world in which Agi Haines’ speculative design work, Transfigurations, may occupy.
This first episode is to introduce concepts of Drivers, Trends, and Mega-trends. These are essential components of Futures Thinking as they have a strong influence on the type of plausible Future being explored.
In this 2nd episode of 1 Minute Futures Methods we build on the knowledge of Drivers and Trends by describing the use of PESTLE analysis and gaining finer detail research by the use of Relevance Trees. This is called Driver Mapping.
A short animation introducing the overlap between the 2 systems of innovation of Futures Thinking and Design Thinking.
Q&A Interview with Dr Randolph Kent where he discusses the trigger for his interest in Futures, how Futures has been applied in the context of Humanitarianism, its positive and negative outcomes, and where Futures Thinking may lead to in the future…
To shape the future, the use of scenarios, artefacts from the future, and prototyping used as exploratory media and to act as provocations, are prime areas for designers to bring innovative ideas to life.
The Need for Futures Thinking in Humanitarian Scenarios. Considering the need to adapt and accommodate Futures Thinking to improve decision-making processes
Organisations and individuals that are mindful are both motivated and able to explore a wider variety of perspectives (Capel 2014)
85% of responders want to learn more about Futures Thinking and discover how to apply it in their practice.
In a brief comparison of Futures Thinking and Design Thinking, this post introduces a brief history, the similarities, overlaps and differences between the two systems of problem solving, and the outcomes that each process generally creates.