Innovation and future thinking - IED Barcelona
calendar_month 29 Iul 2015, 00:00
This course begins by asking the fundamental question: %E2%80%9CWhy think about the future?%E2%80%9D It will explore this through an overview of essential futuring skills%E2%80"horizon scanning and trends identification and analysis%E2%80"looking at weak signals, micro- and macro-trends%E2%80"and how to use these to think about implications and unexpected outcomes. This will include observational analysis, searching Barcelona for indicators about the future, studying behaviors, messages and signs that point to emergent change.

Course leader
IED Barcelona

Target group
all levels

Course aim
We will visit scenario development, roadmapping, timelines and backcasting, and creative ideation to develop new future narratives as a way of writing stories about the future we can use strategically. We will also have Skype talks from futurists, innovators and designers who employ these techniques in their own work.From this basis, we will look at innovation practices and processestraditional top-down, bottomup and open innovationand how these are being used in both major companies and cutting edge startups. By learning how to tie foresight to innovation, we will look at future-proofing new design and product development.

Fee info
EUR 1550: Enrollment + Tuition

IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Address: via A. Sciesa 4, Milan
Postal code: 20135
City: Milan
Country: Italy
Phone: 00390255192963