Hands-on Introduction to Futures Thinking and Foresight with the Future Ripples Method

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Global and systemic sustainability challenges increasingly require innovation teams to incorporate holistic, long-term thinking in their ideation practises. However, as any full-scale foresight process would be heavy to carry out, there is a need for a more rapid method. The goal of this tutorial is to teach participants how to approach technology innovation practice with a more holistic and sustainable mindset. For this, we will introduce and use the Future Ripples method, a light-weight, participatory activity to brainstorm future consequences of signals or trends. The method aligns with the first steps of a traditional foresight process and thus aims at developing futures thinking and anticipatory capacities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParticipative Computing for Sustainable Futures - Adjunct Proceedings of the 12th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2022
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-9448-2
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2022
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventNordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 8 Oct 202212 Oct 2022
Conference number: 12

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


ConferenceNordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleNordiCHI
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  • Anticipatory Capacity
  • Consequences
  • Foresight
  • Future Studies
  • Futures Literacy
  • Futures Thinking
  • Futures Wheel
  • Futures Workshop
  • Speculative Design
  • Technology Innovation


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