Eileen Mandir

Zukünfte gestalten — Spekulation. Kritik. Innovation. Mit »Design Futuring« Zukunftsszenarien strategisch erkunden, entwerfen und verhandeln.

Cover photo of book »Zukünfte Gestalten«

Design Futuring is a new field of activity for designers whose central missiom is to enable stakeholders from all areas of society to imagine and negotiate different (desirable) futures using the tools of design.

Book »Zukünfte gestalten«

The focus of the book is on designing future scenarios that are tangible emotionaly, intellectualy and physically in order to motivate decision-makers from business, politics and society to take action. In a structured creative process, various thinking tools enable an analytical and systematic examination of many different future scenarios. Different creativity methods expand the imagination for “better” future scenarios that portray the everyday lives of ordinary people.

Because the one seemingly inevitable future does not exist.

The main ideas of the book:

  • Our world is complex and difficult to understand.
  • The task of designers is changing towards strategy development.
  • Designers are taking on a new role as mediators between research and politics, society.
  • Designers need new methods from foresight and futures studies to be able to negotiate futures.
  • With Design Futuring, designers can create future scenarios to stimulate a discourse on diverse ideas about the future. These future scenarios enable the participants to imagine, discuss and negotiate not just one future, but many desirable futures.

Zukünfte gestalten: Spekulation. Kritik. Innovation. Mit »Design Futuring« Zukunftsszenarien strategisch erkunden, entwerfen und verhandeln. ISBN 978-3-87439-958-6. Hardcover, 256 pages, size 17 × 24.4 cm.

Currently the book is only available in German. Click here, if you want to be notified once »Zukünfte gestalten« is available in English.

Authors:
Benedikt Groß, Eileen Mandir
Illustrations:
Benedikt Groß, Tebeya Leicht, Eileen Mandir
Layout & Book Design:
Gold & Wirtschaftswunder

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