Module #1

Introduction and launch of the exploration

Introducing the basic principles and objectives of design fiction

Linking design fiction to sustainability: the importance of new imaginaries to coconstruct the transition towards a sustainable future

Martin LAUQUIN – Creative Strategist, Expert on Design Fiction and strategic thinking

Module #2

Framing the prospective question

Sharing and classification of trends

Deepening of the themes/trends

Clustering trends in terms of likelihood and impact

Claire MARCHIVE – associate specialized in Foresight methodologies

Module #3

Confrontation with experts and choice of the most structuring themes for the future

Immersion and collection of visions

Mapping the imaginaries of popular culture to materialize possible futures

Selecting the ones to explore further

Nicolas MINVIELLE– Professor of design and strategy at Audencia Business School since 2008. He is working closely with scientific and military experts to imagine the threats of tomorrow as part of the RED TEAM.

Module #4

Formulation of challenges

Definition of assumptions for scenario and world building

Current hypotheses (stretching the present to 2035) vs

Alternative hypotheses (what if it’s just different?) vs

Disruptive hypotheses (let’s imagine a macro rupture)

Andrew MERRIE – Researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Coordinator of Radical Ocean Futures · An #artscience project of the Stockholm Resilience Centre

Module #5

Definition of scenarios and possible worlds

Bundling hypotheses, develop proto-scenarios telling the story of possible futures

Produce narratives

Adrien RIVIERRE – Recognised expert in public speaking and storytelling. 

Module #6

Generation of solutions in response to challenges

Draw from scenarios, in a transverse way, a panel of challenges / opportunities for the organization

Identify the actions to be taken to be ready for tomorrow’s world

Point to short-term actions and elaborate a medium-term innovation and transformation plan

Dr. Cécile WENDLING – Group Head of Foresight at AXA. With more than 15-year-experience in long term thinking, her role is to anticipate trends and disruptions that will impact the way people live and work in the future.

Module #7

Introduction to prototyping

Share methodological elements on prototyping

Feature one

Change the color to match your brand or vision, add your logo, choose the perfect layout, modify menu settings and more.

Feature two

Change the color to match your brand or vision, add your logo, choose the perfect layout, modify menu settings and more.

Samuel BERNIER – Designer and expert in manufacturing techniques

Module #8

Sci-fi prototyping

Show how prototypes allow to stage the answers to the challenges of our possible futures, to project them in a semi-realistic framework, in order to trigger action for future and favor debates on the present.

Test prototypes

Olivier WATHELET – Expert in anthropology and design fiction

Module #9

Pitch prototypes

Organize an event to pitch prototypes, raise awareness of the changes imagined

Then, set them in motion, involving all the partners of the course and possibly a wider audience

François GAILL –  Emeritus Director of research in CNRS, in charge of the scientific board of the Ocean & Climate plateform