Journal of Futures Studies

Participatory and Network Foresight

Bewextra: Creating and Inferring Explicit Knowledge of Needs in Organizations

June 27th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Futures Studies Methodologies, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Participatory and Network Foresight | Comments Off on Bewextra: Creating and Inferring Explicit Knowledge of Needs in Organizations

Abstract We introduce a new methodological framework, called Bewextra, for the creation of the knowledge of needs in organizations. The development of our framework builds on theoretical engagement with literature from several disciplines including visioning and philosophy of needs as well as empirical data from vision development processes we have accompanied. To the best of […]

EUTOPIA 75+: Exploratory Futures Scenarios for Baby Boomers’ Preferred Living Spaces

January 5th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Health Futures, Participatory and Network Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on EUTOPIA 75+: Exploratory Futures Scenarios for Baby Boomers’ Preferred Living Spaces

by David L. Wright, Laurie Buys, Desley Vine, Bo Xia, Martin Skitmore, Robin Drogemuller, Rosemary Kennedy & Mei Li Abstract Australia is experiencing the global phenomenon of an ageing population with the baby boomer generation starting to reach retirement age in large numbers. As a result, there is a growing need for appropriate accommodation and this […]

The Myanmar Futures Exchange: Development at the Cross-Roads

September 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Leadership and Foresight, Participatory and Network Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Comments Off on The Myanmar Futures Exchange: Development at the Cross-Roads

by Alisha Bhagat ABSTRACT This report describes the methods and findings used at the 2014 Myanmar Futures Exchange (MFE), a futures workshop that engaged with government, NGOs, religious groups, and academics in Yangon, Myanmar. The MFE presented a unique opportunity to brainstorm strategies for the future of economic development in Myanmar with a cross-section of […]

Anticipatory Governance: Traditions and Trajectories for Strategic Design

September 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Action Research and Organizational Learning, Futures Studies Methodologies, Participatory and Network Foresight, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on Anticipatory Governance: Traditions and Trajectories for Strategic Design

by Jose M. Ramos ABSTRACT Over the course of the last half century, a number of practices were developed that connect foresight with governance. From the early development of technological forecasting and anticipatory democracy, to municipal and regional (local) approaches and futures commissions, to the more recent development of transition management, integrated governmental foresight, and […]

The Open Futures Library: One Step Toward a Global Foresight Commons

June 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Global Foresight, Participatory and Network Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on The Open Futures Library: One Step Toward a Global Foresight Commons

by Gareth Priday, Tim Mansfield& José Ramos Introduction This report introduces the Open Futures Library, outlines our hopes for its future development and invites you to join us and help shape this community resource. The Open Futures Library can be found at http://openfutures.net, it is a free, publicly-contributed, indexed, searchable collection of future scenarios and other […]

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 […]

Massively Multiplayer Futuring: IFTF’s Foresight Engine

September 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Futures Studies Methodologies, Modeling, Simulation and Gaming, Participatory and Network Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on Massively Multiplayer Futuring: IFTF’s Foresight Engine

by Jake Dunagan Introduction The future lives inside the human mind. Trillions of visions flicker within billions of brains. In regards to ‘images of the future,’ the job of the futurist is threefold: 1. to find and study images freely pouring forth from the human mind, 2. to invent tools to crack open the head if […]

Crowd-sourced Collective Intelligence Platforms for Participatory Scenarios and Foresight

September 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Futures Studies Methodologies, Participatory and Network Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on Crowd-sourced Collective Intelligence Platforms for Participatory Scenarios and Foresight

by Noah Raford Introduction Scenario planning is a structured method for exploring planning and design strategy under severe uncertainty and dynamic change. Most approaches to scenario planning rely on expensive consultants and heavy face-to-face involvement. This poster describes a pilot project in using the collaborative potential of the web to leverage large amounts of participation for […]

Open Foresight

September 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Futures Studies Methodologies, Media, Communications and Foresight, Participatory and Network Foresight | Comments Off on Open Foresight

by Venessa Miemis, John Smart & Alvis Brigis Introduction humanity – how we do business, how we learn, how we generate value together, how we  interact. This transformation is being driven both by new communication technologies and by  the emergent behaviors these tools enable. The context for our relationships is shifting and we  still don’t know exactly what […]

Future Peace: Breaking Cycles of Violence through Futures Thinking

March 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Participatory and Network Foresight, Peace Futures, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future, Social and Community Development Foresight, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Comments Off on Future Peace: Breaking Cycles of Violence through Futures Thinking

by Tessa Finlev ABSTRACT Why is it so hard to break out of cycles of violence? This paper focuses on the challenges associated with breaking out of cycles of violence and why futures thinking may provide a potential solution. Research suggests that people living in violence lack the ability to think about a peaceful future, or […]


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Journal of Futures Studies

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ISSN 1027-6084