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1. Something > Nothing


CODEX

“Girl Decoded” book by Rana el Kaliouby on a desk with pens and sticky notes
“Girl Decoded” book by Rana el Kaliouby on a desk with pens and sticky notes
Photo by Sumayah Abdulla


People sitting around a table with sticky notes on the whiteboard
People sitting around a table with sticky notes on the whiteboard
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1. Get involved in a club


This post is part of a series documenting my work on a pandemic-focused project with Big Foresight, a futurist meetup group created by Mike Courtney and Quyen Nguyen from Aperio Insights. While futurists typically look out 10+ years into the future, the current COVID-19 coronavirus situation requires planning for BIG changes in just the next few months. My role involves helping create foresight exercises for online workshops such as future wheels, archetypes of change and more to imagine what implications might be waiting for us when we emerge from this wave of disruption. Please start by reading Part 1.

  • Timeless Needs: things we did in the past, we do today, and we will do in the future
  • Critical Uncertainties: things that may or may not happen but are…


This post is part of a series documenting my work on a pandemic-focused project with Big Foresight, a futurist meetup group created by Mike Courtney and Quyen Nguyen from Aperio Insights. While futurists typically look out 10+ years into the future, the current COVID-19 coronavirus situation requires planning for BIG changes in just the next few months. My role involves helping create foresight exercises for online workshops such as future wheels, archetypes of change and more to imagine what implications might be waiting for us when we emerge from this wave of disruption. Please start by reading Part 1.

What I Did

Assumptions and Reversals

Notes from the assumptions/reversals exercise

This post is part of a series documenting my work on a pandemic-focused project with Big Foresight, a futurist meetup group created by Mike Courtney and Quyen Nguyen from Aperio Insights. While futurists typically look out 10+ years into the future, the current COVID-19 coronavirus situation requires planning for BIG changes in just the next few months. My role involves helping create foresight exercises for online workshops such as future wheels, archetypes of change and more to imagine what implications might be waiting for us when we emerge from this wave of disruption.

What I Did

Coggle Mind Map

Scenario 1: Continuation (all things continue as they normally would)


This post is part of an independent study project. I am working with two professors on an ongoing research project about service design for education. My role involves developing materials for workshops where full-time, part-time and tenured educators can collaborate on curriculum development. Please start by reading Part 1 first.

What I Did


This post is part of an independent study project. I am working with two professors on an ongoing research project about service design for education. My role involves developing materials for workshops where full-time, part-time and tenured educators can collaborate on curriculum development. Please start by reading Part 1 first.

What I Did

Testing with Real People

Asked people to hold the cards, observed their behavior and made note of questions they had


This post is part of an independent study project. I am working with two professors on an ongoing research project about service design for education. My role involves developing materials for workshops where full-time, part-time and tenured educators can collaborate on curriculum development. Please start by reading Part 1 first.

What I Did

InDesign

Pica

Planning and Prototyping

Quick sketches for 4 cards that fit on an 8.5 x 11" paper and only need to be cut twice

This post is part of an independent study project. I am working with two professors on an ongoing research project about service design for education. My role involves developing materials for workshops where full-time, part-time and tenured educators can collaborate on curriculum development.

What I Did

Ecosystem Map by Christopher Robin Roberts

What I Learned

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