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Evans, M., Sommerville, S., 2006.

Educating the future: Embedding futures thinking in the design curriculum

Output Type:Conference paper
Publication:DS 38: Proceedings of E and DPE 2006, the 8th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education
Pagination:pp. 355-360

Design education needs to recognise the changing world it services. The way that we live our lives is very different to that of our parents. No doubt the way our children will live their lives will be very different to ours. We exist in an ever changing world. Design education must recognise this constant change and develop long term strategies that enable designers to not only be aware of, but play a major role in this change. Futures thinking - the systematic study of the future - provides design with a structured approach to consider potential futures.