DescriptionWe live in a rapidly changing world, and that includes the world of business. To be successful, companies have to develop products and services that not only address the needs of today, but anticipate the needs of tomorrow. That’s why futurecasting is so important. While no one can see the future, we can model and rehearse potential futures, which is what futurecasting is all about. This essential tool for design innovation and business strategy helps us imagine what the future might be so we can create a long-term vision and make it a reality. Using techniques adapted from the military, global corporations and top design schools, this course will help you map out the best- and worst-case scenarios of the future and prepare for them.
InstructorLee-Sean Huang consults, teaches, and writes about design, innovation, and the future. He cofounded Foossa, a creative consultancy that works for and with communities to tell stories, design services, and build new forms of shared value. He has worked with organizations in the public, private, and social sectors on five continents to innovate new services and experiences. He has taught and advised leaders in organizations ranging from the Fortune 500 corporations to the United Nations. He has developed curricula and taught courses in design, storytelling, and social innovation at the New York University, the Parsons School of Design at The New School, and the School of Visual Arts. Prior to starting Foossa, Lee-Seanwas the founding member of the design practice at Purpose, a strategy consultancy that builds and supports movements to advance the fight for an open, just, and habitable world. Lee-Sean is a top writer in design on Medium, and his work has also appeared in Fast Company, GOOD Magazine, and the Huffington Post. Lee-Sean serves as a trustee of the Awesome Foundation New York and the the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation. He completed a bachelor’s degree in Government at Harvard and a masters in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University.