Future Ripples Method
Future Ripples is a half-day activity to promote future thinking by collecting present signals/trends and brainstorming possible direct and indirect consequences of a selected signal/trend.
Time: 4 hours ( + 1-2 hours preparation of signals)
Intended for product design + innovation teams, research teams or anyone who wants to develop futures thinking capacities
The process consists of four main steps:
Scanning for signals/trends;
Choosing a signal;
Creating the ripples of consequences;
These steps match the activities of scanning, framing and mapping/futuring in a traditional foresight process. Finally, a follow-up step concludes the workshop with steering towards actionable activities.
Authors: Felix Epp, Tim Moesgen, Antti Salovaara, Emmi Pouta and İdil Gaziulusoy
Link to research paper: https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3532106.3534570