This is a hybrid session
*Day 1 of a 4-part series Design thinking is a popular tool, however, it often only leads to slight improvements on an existing design. How might we deliberately cultivate practices that stop us from optimizing the past, and instead, help us to envision the future we want to approach? Speculative Design is a toolkit for innovation that considers possible futures for technology, society, and business. Throughout this workshop series, participants will learn how to harness the tools of speculative design for creating true innovation in their field. They will explore a variety of trends and technologies, learn about different applications of speculative design, and generate several prototypes of possible futures. On day one of this workshop, we will introduce speculative design as an important tool for innovation and why design thinking isn’t enough. Participants will investigate trends in the realm of digital technology with the goal of exercising the imagination and exploring plausible vs. possible futures.