Designing for Uncertain Futures: An Anticipatory Approach

Tim Moesgen*, Antti Salovaara, Felix Anand Epp, Camilo Sanchez

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HCI and design fields must better take into account the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world where multiple factors are simultaneously shaping the future. Technologies may have unintended consequences and end up being used in unexpected futures. By being able to holistically anticipate possible futures and by studying them “in action” in prototype-based field studies, HCI and design can increase their importance in shaping futures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-41
Number of pages6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2023
MoE publication typeD1 Article in a trade journal


  • futures
  • uncertainty
  • design
  • human-computer interaction (HCI)

Field of art

  • Design


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