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“Safety Glass:”Presenting Foresight Findings as Fiction

Schroeder, Karl Duane (2011) “Safety Glass:”Presenting Foresight Findings as Fiction. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Schroeder, Karl Duane
Abstract:

A technique is described for constructing a fictional narrative in such a way that it functions as a restatement or synthesis of the key findings of a foresight analysis of future trends or possibilities. A case study is used to demonstrate how a fictional narrative can be constructed as a mnemonic for a particular set of project findings, i.e., so that recalling the particulars of the story equates to recalling the key ideas of those findings. This case study is of a published scenario fiction, “Safety Glass”. “Safety Glass” is the result of a process that includes techniques for assessing what material should be included in a story and what should be excluded if the story is to accurately represent the potentially unfamiliar and subtle findings of a foresight analysis. These techniques are described and how they were used in the construction of the story is shown.

Date: August 2011
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2014 22:37
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 20:41
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/134

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