January 2020
08:30 am

Pre-Work Talk Berlin The Science of Prediction: Using Futurology to Drive Design

Join us on January 21 for our first Berlin Pre-Work Talk of the year, where Futurologist and Head of Education & Participation at the Futurium in Berlin, David Weigend, will address the #IXDSCriticalQuestion: How can we use foresight and future science to accelerate and improve the design process?

Design and tech predictions for the coming years are everywhere, as competing companies jostle to stay ahead of the industry curve, prepare to serve the needs and wants of tomorrow, and meet any anticipated challenges in the industry. However, it is important to discern which predictions are genuinely valid, and how to act on them. Could we employ scientific methods to meet these demands? And how do we interpret these envisioned scenarios for today’s projects?
In his presentation, David will disclose some of the methods of foresight and future science used by futurologists today. He will demonstrate how a future scenario is created, and how you can apply these insights to current design practices.
David will also detail some of the exciting projects currently running at the Futurium, and how foresight and future science is involved in the process. Afterwards, there will be time for an informal discussion on the presentation.
Come on down at 8:30 am for tea & coffee – the talk will start at 9 am.
We look forward to seeing you at our studio on Paul-Lincke Ufer 39/40.

David Weigend


David is a futurologist, design thinker and game developer. He is also the Head of Education and Participation at the Futurium in Berlin. As a trainer and moderator of future science, he has assisted in numerous innovation and strategy processes. David has a passion for the development of new learning and interaction formats. In his work, he aims to make complex issues understandable, inspire people to tackle future challenges, and create new forms of public debate.