Explore values-driven futures with
speculative and life-centred design
A multi—future time machine in a book
By the time you finish this book, you’ll be able to pluck an invention from one of the many tomorrows—and you won’t need expert forecasting or complex data analysis skills to do it.
Future Scouting is a fun and practical step-by-guide guide to speculative design—using science fiction world-building techniques to create future artefacts that inspire change today.
Drawing on the great work of Future Studies and speculative design practitioners past and present, Future Scouting combines tools from product design, design thinking, life-centred design, and science fiction, to get you saving the world and back to the present well before the next pandemic.
Play the team design game
Scientists have created a wormhole to alternate futures!
To help steer humanity toward a better tomorrow, you—a Future Design Scout—will be sent forward in time to design with future technologies. Your mission is to bring back an invention that keeps the world aligned with a common Key Value (kindness, empathy, privacy, etc).
A game of fast design, Future Scouting combines speculative design with designing for values. You’ll ideate, sketch, and review and sabotage other Scouts in your quest to design the invention that best enables the Key Value.
Hire me to customise a workshop
Contact me to learn about how I can customise and facilitate a game or workshop to explore values-driven futures for your cause, business or industry.
Go to the Future Scouting Hub
Wormhole icon by ProSymbols from the Noun Project. Hologram icon by Julien Deveaux from the Noun Project.