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THE FUTURE OF THE DOMESTIC OBJECT 2025 Deriving possible futures of the domestic object through foresight methods, FOT cube and ideational drawing

Ceperkovic, Slavica (2014) THE FUTURE OF THE DOMESTIC OBJECT 2025 Deriving possible futures of the domestic object through foresight methods, FOT cube and ideational drawing. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Ceperkovic, Slavica
Abstract:

In the current techno-social digital era, objects are significantly shifting in how they are made and
for what purpose. Objects that are mass-produced are starting to be engaged in social networks
and provide additional value by being technologically connected to a social network. The
ownership of goods has shifted, from the individual ownership of products to a sharing model with
a community. Given changes in function, ownership, and technology, how might designers create
domestic objects that will remain relevant over the next ten years?
This paper examines how standard product design processes may accommodate foresight
methods and future-state considerations. Three foresight methods are explored: 1) horizon
scanning which identifies changes in the broader contextual landscape; 2) comparable scenario
development, derived from the three axes of function, ownership and technology, presented here
as the “FOT Cube”; and 3) ideational drawing as a way of thinking through concepts.

Date: May 2014
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
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Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2014 18:04
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 16:35
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/109

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