Foresight fuses together research with imagine. By looking at the evidence to support the identification of trends and drivers related to a particular topic and system and combining it with evidence-informed speculation, scenarios or possible futures can be devised that can help an organization to see what might be coming and what conditions are likely to foster certain outcomes.
With a background in strategic foresight, we bring the latest methods and tools for looking at social, economic, environmental, psychological, and political conditions to identify and assess trends that could influence the future state of a business, industry or entire society. By combining that with a design approach grounded in evidence and visual thinking, we create the means for our clients to see possible futures and determine courses of actions that can create preferred ones.
We bring foresight to our clients so they can see possible futures by creating them by design.
In a collaboration with Peg Lahn from Lahn & Co., our Principal co-authored a foresight report on the future of the urban ‘neighbourscape’ in Toronto a project for OCAD University in 2013. This report correctly identified problems such as collapsing condominium balconies and the rise of the ‘gig’ economy and its influence on co-working spaces before they hit the mainstream in the city.
Through the Studio Y program at MaRS in Toronto, we were involved in teaching social innovators how to apply foresight, design, and systems thinking as means of identifying opportunities for social change and reducing threats from changing conditions. (2014-16).