Prospective design: A future-led mixed-methodology to mitigate unintended consequences

Fernando Galdon, Ashley Hall, Stephen Jia Wang

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In this paper, the authors propose prospective design as a future-led mixed-methodology to address unintended consequences. It combines systems analysis with extrapolations and constructivist perspectives to reconcile confronted models of design future(s). In the results presented, the authors suggest a need to include ethical frameworks in design to involve students in ethical issues to address the main task of design in the digital and exponential technological age within which we are living including; preparedness, readiness, and appropriateness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIASDR 2019
Place of PublicationManchester, UK
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • design futures
  • preparedness
  • readiness
  • appropriateness
  • anticipation


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