Pre-conference workshop I: Futures Design Methodology by Bespoke

Innovation leads us to the future, and the future makes us innovate.

Friday, June 17, 14:00-17:00

60 eur / pre-registration required

Speaker: Bespoke (Andreas K. Mortensen & Chanel Haifley)

Innovation leads us to the future, and the future makes us innovate. 
What are the methods for collaboratively prototyping as well as experiencing and impacting future scenarios? How to create hypothetical future props? How to imagine, prototype, deploy and evaluate visions of possible futures on an extended time scale.

The workshop will be a hands-on introduction to Bespoke’s Futures Design methodology. Futures Design is a four step approach to design scenarios by identifying external change signals, assessing future risk factors and strategic opportunities, and backtracking necessary steps to achieve preferable outcomes.

Participants will learn how to take action on an ever-changing society, and get familiar with tools and frameworks to monitor change signals as they arrive in the horizon and uncover opportunities at which today’s decisions and actions can be leveraged to move toward desirable futures.

The methodology will consist of the following activities:

Situate.Theme scoping: Uncovering the future of X by using a Scope Wheel 
Search. Horizon scanning: Detecting external change signals by using Scan Cards 
Sense. Analysing signals: Finding patterns and articulating insights by using Insight Template 
Scale. Scenario making: Sketching scenarios by using a Scenario Canvas. 

All activities will be facilitated by Andreas K. Mortensen & Chanel Haifley and co-created together with all participants.

The workshop will benefit all kinds of participants be it designers, academics, policy-makers or leaders but will emphasise the value it brings to professional/client work.

Bespoke is a global Futures Design Studio based in Copenhagen. You can read more about Bespoke’s work here

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