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/Sample 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. Foresight & Speculative Design

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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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