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A Primer on Futures Studies, Foresight and the Use of Scenarios

  title={A Primer on Futures Studies, Foresight and the Use of Scenarios},
  author={J. Voros},
The "futures field" is very broad and goes by a variety of different names: "futures research", "futures studies", sometimes "futures analysis", "futurism", "futuristics", or even "futurology". The terms "futurism" and (ugh!) "futurology" are particularly archaic, and today have rather negative connotations of, respectively sloppy or very superficial work, or of excessively empiricist and overly-prediction-oriented work; they are actively discouraged by those who work seriously in the field. I… 

Design-inspired foresight : strategic foresight techniques for preferable futures

The external environment in business is becoming increasingly a major source of uncertainty, especially for decision-makers in charge of sustaining the advantage of the organization over time. While

Future Tense: Harnessing Design Futures Methods to Facilitate Young People’s Exploration of Transformative Change for Sustainability

The research starts from the premise that as the world is changing rapidly and in nonlinear ways, we are educating future practitioners for jobs and contexts that don’t yet exist. They instead need

Concept Cars as a design-led futures technique

Innovation forces organizations to think about the future. The many techniques guiding these explorations are named futures studies, which are inquiries into images of the future and their

A new model for technology foresight: Foresight periscope model (FPM)

  • N. YukselHasan Cifci
  • Computer Science
    2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC)
  • 2017
New technology foresight approach named Foresight Periscope Model (FPM), which has three interdependent modules; Resources, Methodology and Futures Strategies, concludes with futures strategies which put foresight process into action by taking advantage of underlying resources and methodology.

Foresight 6.0: The New Generation of Technology Foresight

  • Hasan CifciN. Yuksel
  • Political Science
    2018 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC)
  • 2018
Foresight 6.0 is evaluated on the focused dimensions, participating actors, economic bases and principles, and the rising concepts of Industry 4.0, netocracy, cyberspace, biotechnology, ethical values and blurriness of the roles in economy are the primary factors in this new generation of foresight.



A simple guide to successful foresight

The term “foresight” is often misunderstood and is used to indicate a variety of programmes, exercises, studies and techniques for looking at the future. There have been several national foresight


Causal layered analysis

A new framework for environmental scanning

This paper suggests that environmental scanning (ES) has been restricted to parts of the external world and has largely overlooked the inner one. In fact the inner/outer distinction has itself been

The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning

The article presents a review of the book “The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning,” by Henry Mintzberg.

The generic foresight process

A generic foresight process framework

A generic foresight process framework is outlined, based on prior independent work by Mintzberg, Horton and Slaughter. The framework was developed as part of work carried out by the author during the

Making Sense of Futures

  • Studies', Alternatives,
  • 1978

Causal Layered Analysis: Poststructuralism as Method

  • Futures
  • 1998

Making Sense of Futures Studies

  • Alternatives
  • 1978