Future Scenarios as an Appropriate Way for Designers to Anticipate the Future



Akin, Izzettin Fazil ORCID: 0000-0003-3921-0980
(2014) Future Scenarios as an Appropriate Way for Designers to Anticipate the Future. Master of Arts thesis, Unspecified.

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Abstract

Designers are the people who build the future through their activities. Imagining and affecting the future is a key responsibility of designers. There are many ways to anticipate the future such as trend forecasting, Delphi studies, science fiction stories and so on. Also, there are techniques which have their roots from the design discipline such as design fiction, or design probes. In this research, the focus is on future scenarios as a way to speculate about the future. This research aims to show the value of how scenario planning methodology will increase the credibility of designers while they develop their ideas and products for the future. Scenarios are a powerful tool for discussing situations and showing the results of our current decisions. Through interviews with three experts, case studies and a review of the methods for anticipating the future, the value of future scenarios for designers has been shown.

Item Type: Thesis (Master of Arts)
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2022 08:59
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 20:41
DOI: 10.17638/03164639
Supervisors:
  • Polaine, Andy
  • Vogelsang, Axel
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3164639