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Lectures, links, and resources related to Analyzing Trends, a course developed to assist current and future design leaders understand how to leverage cultural change towards better futures.

Analyzing Trends at Parsons School of Design (PSDS 3121)

Course Outline/Lectures

  1. An Introduction to Analyzing Trends
  2. Foresight Research Frameworks
  3. Decoding Language and Meaning
  4. Mapping Knowns & Unknowns
  5. Mapping Archetypes and Stories
  6. Patterning the Meaning of Space
  7. Applying Foresight & Speculative Design

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Fall 2020 Guest Speakers: 

Futurist Scott Smith from Changeist and author of How to Future

https://analyzingtrends.com/2020/10/27/scott-smith-of-changeist-on-how-to-future/

Futurist Richard Yonck author of Future Minds and Heart of the Machine

https://analyzingtrends.com/2020/10/27/richard-yonck-on-future-minds-and-the-the-future-of-human-and-technological-intelligence/

About the Instructor

Tim Stock is the co-founder of scenarioDNA, a foresight consultancy and teaches trend analysis and design thinking at Parsons School of Design. He is the co-inventor of a patented methodology of Culture Mapping that analyzes patterns in culture using computational linguistics and machine learning to visualize trend narratives and forecasts.

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