Stuart Candy portrait
Futurist & Professor

Stuart Candy, PhD is one of DesignJam's workshop facilitators. 

Stuart is best known for his influential transmedia work in experiential futures and design fiction, evoking worlds to come via tangible artifacts and immersive encounters. He is currently Director of Situation Lab, and Assistant Professor of Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD University. As a professional futurist Stuart has worked around the world with diverse partners including governments at all levels, including United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Sydney Opera House, IDEO, General Electric, Wired magazine, Institute for the Future, and National Film Board of Canada (NFB).

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Toronto
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DesignJam EP : Foresight Foundations with Stuart Candy

Ever wondered how to think like a futurist? It can be learned. This full-day workshop introduces basic premises and concepts, thinking skills and frameworks for rigorous imagining to help entrepreneurs, designers and changemakers in all settings to thrive in the face of uncertainty.

The following approaches will be used to develop a greater understanding of foresight:

Ever wondered how to think like a futurist? It can be learned. We introduce basic premises, concepts, thinking skills & frameworks for rigorous imagining to help entrepreneurs, designers and changemakers to thrive in the face of uncertainty.

The following approaches will be used to develop a greater understanding of foresight:

  • Images of the future and the three P's – possible, probable, preferable
  • 4D foresight – difference, diversity, depth and design
  • Long range scenario generation through deductive forecasting
  • Games for change – playful structures for improvisation and applied creativity

Participants take away foundational concepts and methodologies used in Strategic Foresight and tools for immediate application in strategic conversation and other professional contexts

Foresight Critique with Stuart Candy. Photo by Greg Van Alstyne

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