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Making the Futures Present

Greyson, Amy Helen Margaret (2017) Making the Futures Present. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Greyson, Amy Helen Margaret

This research explores personal experiential futures in the creation of a new technique for helping an individual to envision a preferred future for himself or herself living in complex global futures.

“Making the Futures Present” is the prototype of a proposed personal futures technique that begins by exploring ‘the world out there’ before ‘the inner world’. By the end of a three-phase interview cycle each participant receives a personalized high-fidelity prototype. That artifact or experience intentionally provokes the participant’s perception of the expected future. The proposed technique employs concepts from experiential futures, ethnographic futures research and prototyping processes. This technique is described in this paper step by step with images from every stage of the process. The paper includes a literature review of evolving foresight practices that locating this technique in personal futures, a growing area of interest. The paper refers to comparable narrative therapy practices and other disciplines that can be useful references in the evolution of this technique. Outcomes from this research, by way of participant statements and supporting theory, yield various insights for the development of this technique and why this concept is necessary now.

Date: 14 February 2017
Uncontrolled Keywords: foresight, personal futures, ethnographic futures research, prototyping, experiential futures, narrative therapy
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2017 14:26
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 23:15
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1441

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