Course Description

Design is about imagining and proposing alternate future possibilities. If we cannot imagine it, we cannot design and build it. This class equips design leaders with the future thinking and forecasting skills necessary to simulate and strategically plan for a volatile and uncertain future. Students learn storytelling and immersive scenario design techniques that will propel them into the realm of science fiction to better equip them to make choices in reality.nnThis course is designed to be the capstone course in the Design Leadership for Business Certificate. It is open to all students, but those that have completed a significant portion of courses in the certificate sequence will benefit most.

Learner Outcomes

  • Learn about the ideas behind futures thinking and design think
  • Apply futures thinking and foresights as a strategic tool
  • Use storytelling and scenarios to prepare for an uncertain future
  • Spark discussion and participation with future scenarios 



  • Bring and use provocative futures thinking in your work and personal life
  • Stimulate thought and discussion about the future that is being envisioned today
  • Acquire activities to be used in the workplace and in your own life, to consider the future as a guide in making decisions today

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Futures and Foresight
Mar 29, 2021 to May 09, 2021
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $577.00
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $577.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 20, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 22, 2021
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