Introduction to Future Design: Anticipate Tomorrow

A course by Stef Silva
Designer and Cultural Researcher. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2021
, Designer and Cultural Researcher

Learn to design innovative, long-term solutions and generate positive changes in society by anticipating future scenarios

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (86)
  • 1818 students

Learn to design innovative, long-term solutions and generate positive changes in society by anticipating future scenarios



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (86)
  • 1818 students
  • 11 lessons (1h 18m)
  • 19 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Want to become an agent of change? Or even learn how to anticipate the future? Designer and cultural researcher Stef Silva has carved out a career in imagining possible situations with the aim of generating a positive impact in society. In this course, she invites you to reimagine the avant-garde and build a brighter future.

Learn to anticipate scenarios with a view to designing a more conscious way of life in the long term and pave the way to a desirable future for everyone. Through research, analyze the behavior of companies, people, and societies in general in order to understand and foresee how future events will unfold, exploring new, innovative, and respectful paths.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. How to think about the future
  • U3
    U3. Anticipating possible futures
  • U4
    U4. Commitment to the future
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Stef Silva starts the course by telling you about her past in order to guide you towards the future. She tells you a little more about her professional journey and the artists that have inspired her creative process.

Next, look at the essential aspects of future thinking and do a series of exercises to delve deeper into the concept. Learn to look for relevant information that could signal change.

Keep working on the consequences and possible outcomes of all the things you previously detected. Get to know Jim Dator's future archetypes and represent the scenarios by way of a series of mood boards.

Create a basic road map with three key moments to get to the best possible scenario. Stef teaches you to make decisions that help get you that little bit closer to an ideal future for everyone.

What is this course's project?

Create four imagined futures based on different archetypes.

Who is this online course for?

Anyone from the world of design, business world, strategy, and even art.

Requirements and materials

The materials you need are: a long roll of paper, pieces of paper, sticky notes, colored markers, and a computer.


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Stef Silva

A course by Stef Silva

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Designer and Cultural Researcher

Founder and creative director of Invisible, Stef Silva is a designer and cultural researcher. Her work consists of reflecting on the consequences that business and design have on society and nature. She collaborates with organizations by proposing narratives, identities, and innovative solutions.

Before starting her own business, she formed a key part of leading innovation agencies in Spain, combining this work with teaching at various universities and educational centers in the field of design. In 2021, she was named one of the 40 most important futurists in Spain by Forbes Magazine. She has also organized the international PrimerEU19 event on future thinking and participated in Speculative Futures Madrid for several years.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    How to think about the future

    • What is the future?
    • Choosing a focal topic to start exploring
    • Search for signs of change
    • Scanning the world and looking for your own signals
  • U3

    Anticipating possible futures

    • Futures wheel
    • What if...?
    • Imaginaries of the future
  • U4

    Commitment to the future

    • Backcasting
    • Monitoring
  • FP

    Final project

    • Intro to Futures Design: Look Forward to Tomorrow

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Introduction to Future Design: Anticipate Tomorrow

A course by Stef Silva
Designer and Cultural Researcher. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (86)
  • 1818 students