DesignJam: Foresight Foundations with Stuart Candy

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 09:45 to 16:00
205 Richmond Street West, 5th fl, Rm 7510

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Ever wondered how to think like a futurist? It can be learned. This full-day workshop introduces basic premises and concepts, thinking skills and frameworks for rigorous imagining to help entrepreneurs, designers and changemakers in all settings to thrive in the face of uncertainty.

The following approaches will be used to develop a greater understanding of foresight:

  • Images of the future and the three P's - possible, probable, preferable
  • 4D foresight - difference, diversity, depth and design
  • Long range scenario generation through deductive forecasting
  • Games for change - playful structures for improvisation and applied creativity


Foresight Critique with Stuart Candy

OCAD U MDes in Strategic Foresight & Innovation students in critique with Dr. Stuart Candy. Photo: Greg Van Alstyne

Participants take away foundational concepts and methodologies used in Strategic Foresight and tools for immediate application in strategic conversation and other professional contexts.


Stuart Candy portraitStuart Candy, PhD (@futuryst) is best known for his influential transmedia work in experiential futures and design fiction, evoking worlds to come via tangible artifacts and immersive encounters. He is currently Director of the Situation Lab, and Assistant Professor of Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD University. As a professional futurist Stuart has worked around the world with diverse partners including governments at all levels, the United Nations Development Program, the Sydney Opera House, IDEO, General Electric,  Wired magazine, Institute for the Future, and the National Film Board of Canada.