11:30 -11:45 am CLA Discussion Week 7: Personal futures
You’ve explored alternative futures based on two critical uncertainties this week focused on career choice and other related uncertainty (e.g., research/practice, corporate/freelance, government/NGO). For one such future scenario, you conducted at Causal Layered Analysis to describe the four layers (i.e., litany, social system & structure, worldview, and myths & metaphors). CLA is a structured analysis tool. What did you learn from conducting such an exercise? On what kind of projects might you use CLA type analysis as a designer?
11:45 am – 12:00 pm OLI questions
12:00- 12:45pm In-class assignment: future signs (make a copy; add your name)
You’ve just experienced some future signs around minimalism, post-consumerism, zero-waste lifestyles, and so forth.
(a) ZERO WASTE HOME LIFESTYLE
- Bea Johnson
- Lauren Singer
(b) MINIMALIST URBAN LIFESTYLE
Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus
Dave Bruno :: 100 item challenge
Liz Wright :: Throw away 1000 things
(c) ZERO WASTE STARTUP: Lauren Singer
(d) MINIMALIST FASHION:
10 item wardrobe (Jennifer L. Scott)
What makes an heirloom? What was a luxury in the past? What might luxury be in a future of zero-waste, local manufacture, minimalism?
12:05-12:10pm Step 5. Going deeper into future signs (group) 5 minutes
12:10-12:15pm Step 6. Signal, Issue, and Interpretation. (individual) 5 minutes
12:15-12:30 pm Step 7. Describe the design opportunity and design concept (individual) 15 minutes
12:30-12:35 pm Step 8. Critique your project (pairs) 5 minutes
12:35-12:45 1 Minute reports back what happened in the groups.
Submit homework for grading.
Recap :: In the OLI homework you made connections between future signs, plausible futures, and STEEP forces. Today you went deeper into futures signs. You sought to engage with more future signs from a design perspective.
Homework :: Week 8 reflection & OLI page 32