Journal of Futures Studies

Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise

A Futurist Revisit to the “Value Chain”

April 15th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Foresight Field Building, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise | Comments Off on A Futurist Revisit to the “Value Chain”

Abstract The discipline of Future Studies and the work of the futurist have been evolving since the beginning of the profession, as have the tools of the trade. Artificial intelligence and cognitive computing, as well as other technological advances, impact futures work unevenly by challenging the role of the human while bringing a vast array […]

Forcing the Design of Fictional Futures: From Theory to Cases Implementation

December 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Art and Design, Case Studies, Foresight Field Building, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise | Comments Off on Forcing the Design of Fictional Futures: From Theory to Cases Implementation

by Patrick Corsi Abstract In the face of fast growing concerns for sustainability in all wakes of human endeavor around the planet, this paper aims to support a generative process for exploring futures conceptions and seeks to contribute to professional futurists’ design abilities. It is a contribution to connect practical social and business innovation with actionable futures thinking. The […]

Asian Urbanization Futures: Nine Practitioner Recommendations

June 19th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Urban Futures and City Foresight | Comments Off on Asian Urbanization Futures: Nine Practitioner Recommendations

by Steven Gale and Teresa Leonardo and Mariko Sato and Joseph D’Cruz Introduction Much has been written about rapid urbanization in Asia by scholars, academics, and theorists, alongside volumes about how Asian cities are handling this unprecedented population surge. The majority of Asia’s population, close to 2 billion, are now urban dwellers. But what is on the mind of […]

The Futures of Islamic Banking in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

June 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Comments Off on The Futures of Islamic Banking in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

by Nedal El-Ghattis ABSTRACT The purpose of this paper is to discuss the discourses that concern the futures of Islamic banking in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The Futures Triangle method is employed to provide insights into existing social dynamics affecting Islamic Banking. These futures will be profoundly affected by knowing whether the factors that contributed […]

Collaborative Futures: Integrating Foresight with Design in Large Scale Innovation Processes-Seeing and Seeding the Futures of Europe

June 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Participatory and Network Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Collaborative Futures: Integrating Foresight with Design in Large Scale Innovation Processes-Seeing and Seeding the Futures of Europe

by Angela Wilkinson, Martin Mayer & Verena Ringler ABSTRACT Large scale societal and political changes can be enabled via open and collaborative innovation processes in which diverse interests collaborate to co-create the future. These social learning processes do not claim to know about the future but instead call for learning with alternative futures to become more […]

Prospectiva e innovación, Vol. 1, Visiones (Prospective and Innovation, Vol. 1, Visions).

October 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise | Leave A Comment »

by Antonio Alonso Concheiro Introduction Enric Bas and Mario Guilló edited last year, in Spanish, the first volume of the trilogy  Prospectiva e innovación (Prospective and Innovation), subtitled Visiones (Visions),  published by Plaza y Valdés Editores as part of its Colección Futuros (Futures Collection).  The book has a prologue by Federico Mayor (ex-director of UNESCO), an […]

Forging the Synergy between Anticipation and Innovation: The Futures Action Model

October 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Action Research and Organizational Learning, Case Studies, Futures Studies Methodologies, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise | Leave A Comment »

by José M. Ramos ABSTRACT This paper presents the theory and practice of the Futures Action Model (FAM). FAM has been in development for over a decade, in a number of contexts and iterations. It is a creative methodology that uses a variety of concepts and tools to guide participants through the conception and modeling of […]

Work in Progress Report on the Relevance of Rediscovering the Australian Bush Mechanic as a Credible Chiro-pedagogical Modality of Critical Futures Praxis

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Action Research and Organizational Learning, Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Foresight Field Building, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Work in Progress Report on the Relevance of Rediscovering the Australian Bush Mechanic as a Credible Chiro-pedagogical Modality of Critical Futures Praxis

by Paul Wildman Introduction In the context of critical futures praxis (CFP) as outlined in Dick and Wildman (2011) and with the spotlight on sustainability, globally and nationally, now is a key time to report on the development of a re-new-ed approach to critical futures praxis or ‘futuring’. This approach explores the uniquely Australian futuring concept […]

The Complex Futures of Emerging Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities for Science Foresight and Governance in Australia

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Global Foresight, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives, Technology Futures | Comments Off on The Complex Futures of Emerging Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities for Science Foresight and Governance in Australia

by Kristin Alford, Sarah Keenihan & Stephen McGrail ABSTRACT This paper outlines trends in the development of high-profile new technologies such as nano- and bio-technology, identifying roles foresight and governance practices must play to enable their usage in addressing ‘wicked’ problems (e.g. climate change). We explain the notion of emerging technologies, and their expected convergences, and consider both […]

Australia’s Potential Internet Futures: Incasting Alternatives Using a New Technology Images Framework

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Political and Policy Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures, Technology Futures | Comments Off on Australia’s Potential Internet Futures: Incasting Alternatives Using a New Technology Images Framework

by Alex Burns & Stephen McGrail ABSTRACT Australia’s Federal Government announced the National Broadband Network (NBN) in 2009. NBN’s current roll-out is scheduled for completion in 2021, with market forecasts estimating optical fibre overtaking DSL broadband connections in about 2015. This paper provides a timely contribution to more critical and expansive analysis of potential Australian internet futures. […]


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