Uncertain Futures: Using Strategic Foresight To Guide Transformation

What do you do when tomorrow is changing faster than yesterday?

Nobody can predict the future, but futurists don’t try. Instead, they use wide-ranging qualitative research, trend analysis, and strategic foresight to proactively move toward preferred futures instead of reacting to emergencies. By using our creative abilities to bring possible futures to life, designers can help drive organizational motivation to “back-cast” how to prepare for otherwise unexpected events.

Presented by Kelly Tsao, a UX designer with a passion for research and design theory, this presentation is an introduction to futurism in relation to service design and strategy, and how creative people are uniquely skilled to envision a more desirable future.

Virtual Platform

This event will be streamed via Zoom:

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  • This event will be recorded unless technical issues occur. The recordings will be shared in the AIGA DC recordings archive for AIGA members to rewatch or catch up on at a later date. (You can register for a membership on our website for just $50 for a year.)
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Accessibility

  • This event will have real time CART (live captioning) services and transcriptions provided by Verbit.
  • A sign language interpreter will not be present unless requested. If requested, we will do our best to employ a sign language interpreter for the event.

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You can learn more about how we’re making DC Design Week an accessible experience by visiting our accessibility statement.

Code of Conduct

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About DC Design Week

Built and run by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of our community — hosted by AIGA DC. Ten percent of all revenue from DCDW events and all profit this year go toward the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers by helping local, design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education. Interested in becoming a member? To gain early access to our most exclusive events and year-long discounts, sign up to become a member today!

When & Where
Thu, Oct 7, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
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