OPEN FORESIGHT

Evolving Foresight. Together. 
Open Foresight embraces a collaborative spirit that brings together diverse perspectives, expertise, and ideas from individuals and organizations. Get to know our various collaborative initiatives and new methods that explore the evolution of Foresight practice.

OPEN FORESIGHT INITIATIVES

OPEN FORESIGHT HUB

The Open Foresight Hub is a platform based on open and collaborative wiki principles. It enables the exchange of views about futures and the forces shaping them. It is a space for everyone to come together. On the Hub, foresight professionals as well as the future-curious can find a library of research publications, an encyclopaedia of foresight-related terms, players, and methods, and a deep dive on global change drivers. Get involved in the growing community of collaborating practitioners!

MOTIVES & FICTION

How can we use Science Fiction in our Foresight work? Motives & Fiction is a joined research project of the Foresight Academy and the Technical University of Ingolstadt, Germany. The research project identified interesting overlaps and differences between the science fiction genre and Foresight. Together with the students of the Technical university we identified what we can learn from Sci-Fi movies, books, TV series and cartoons about plausible and surprising aspects of future everyday life.

GAMING & FORESIGHT

This joint project between the Foresight Academy and students of TH Ingolstadt explores video games as possible sources for Foresight. During the research project, students asked questions such as "Can video games be a trend indicator for the future?" and "Can games provide us technological and emotional insights into future everyday life?" We're happy to present the findings of this collaboration.

CREATIVE FORESIGHT

In our new Creative Foresight section, we’re exploring methodologies that combine critical thinking with the ideas and imagination of creative worlds such as images and stories. Creative Foresight delves into more intangible fields and relies on inspiration, curation, and interpretation.

Part 1: VISIONARY COMPETENCE

by Dr. Rupert Hofmann, Author Trend Receiver methodology, initiator Foresight Academy, observational draftsman, and Foresight Strategist at Audi Business Innovation GmbH

Part 1 of the series will illuminate the significance of visionary competence and its applications, diving deeper into topics like recognizing opportunities and creating visions, identifying Trend Receivers, and the interplay of data and visionary competence.
For the full video (24 min)
visit our Youtube channel.

Visionary Competence

Author: Dr. Rupert Hofmann

Part 2: DECODING SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGERY

by Dr. Annekathrin Kohout and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ulrich, art & media scientists and editors of the book series "Digitale Bildkulturen".

Part 2 of the series will take a deep dive into the societal and aesthetic implications of social media images for our shared experience. Annekathrin and Wolfgang explain how cultural context and art history function as a backdrop for their interpretation of current image cultures in the digital space.
For the full video (20 min)
visit our Youtube channel.

Social Media Trends

Author: Dr. Annekathrin Kohout & Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich
Johanna Jaskowska, Instagram, 20.2.2020

Part 3: VISUAL GPS

by Dr. Rebecca Swift, SVP Global Head of Creative Insight at Getty Images

Part 3 of the series will explore Getty Images’ tried and proven methods of creating images and visual aesthetics that are in line with as well as ahead of the Zeitgeist. Rebecca demonstrates how different sources of information and insight steer the creative process, resulting in pictures of future needs and  behaviors that consumers and companies find convicing, trustworthy, and beautiful.
For the full video (18 min)
visit our Youtube channel.

Trends in Visual Aesthetics

Author: Dr. Rebecca Swift
Visualisation of new realities.