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Class Day Date Class activities Homework assigned Team A reading assigned Team B reading assigned Graduate students Assignment due
1 Mon August 25, 2014 introductions lecture Read HBR Wilkinson, A. & Kupers, R (2013) “Living in the futures: How scenario planning changed corporate strategy.” + videos * * * *
2 Wed August 27, 2014 1. Discuss Shell scenarios. 2. In class activities on A1. (a) Manoan Method of Alternative scenarios, (b) Driving Forces of change (Peter Schawtz) & (c) Transformative scenarios by Adam Kahane * * read “Selin, C. (2007) Professional Dreamers: The future in the past of scenario planning. In Bill Sharpe & Kees Van der Heijden (eds) Scenarios for Success: Turning insights into action. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. A1Step 1
Mon September 1, 2014 Labor day no classes * * * *
3 Wed September 3, 2014 Discuss Manoan Alternative scenarios. 1. What kinds of worlds/scenarios ememerge in alternative scenarios? 2. What forces shape those alternative worlds/scenarios? Discuss further step 1. Paul Sabin (2013) “The Bet” Jared Diamond (2005) “Collapse” Reese, B. (2013). Infinite progress: How the Internet and technology will end ignorance, disease, poverty, hunger, and war. Reviews on Sabin A1Step 2
4 Mon September 8, 2014 Discuss (a) The bet, (b) Collapse, (c) Infinite progress. Extract forces of change from each. How might each apply to the future? What type of future? What forces are shaping such futures? Jeremy Rifkin (2014) “The zero marginal cost society” Brynjolfsson, E., & McAfee, A. (2014). The second machine age: Work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies. Schmidt, E., & Cohen, J. (2014). The new digital age: Reshaping the future of people, nations and business. Critical reviews on (a) Rifkin, (b) Brynjolffson &McAfee (c) Schmidt & Cohen A1 Step 3
5 Wed September 10, 2014 Discuss Rifkin, (a) Second machine age, (b) new digital age Morozov, E. (2013). To save everything, click here: The folly of technological solutionism. Lanier, J. (2013). Who owns the future?. Cowen, T. (2013). Average is over: Powering America beyond the age of the great stagnation. Critical reviews on (a) Morozov, (b) Lanier, (c) Cowen A1 Step 4
6 Mon September 15, 2014 Discussion (a) Solutionism, (b) Who owns the future, (c) Second machine age. (a) Abel, B. van. (2011). Open design now: why design cannot remain exclusive. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: BIS Publishers. (b) Yang, A. (2014). Smart people should build things: how to restore our culture of achievement, build a path for entrepreneurs, and create new jobs in America. * * * A1 Step 5
7 Wed September 17, 2014 Guest Lecture Kristin Hughes Piketty, T., & Goldhammer, A. (2014). Capital in the twenty-first century. Reich, R. B. (2013). Inequality for All: Aftershock: Movie Tie-In Edition. Random House Inc. Stiglitz, J. (2013)The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future Critical reviews on (a) Piketty (b) Reich, (c) Stiglitz *
8 Mon September 22, 2014 Discuss A1 projects * * * * A1 Step 6 review / presentations
9 Wed September 24, 2014 Present A1 (1) Taylor, P., (2014). The next America: boomers, millennials, and the looming generational showdown. (28 minutes)

(2) watch 2:15–1:30 – Presentation of Survey Findings (14 minutes) http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/03/07/the-next-america-event-video/

Watch 10:30-11:45 – Panel 1: Family and Society (75 minutes) Watch Panel 2: Politics and Policy (57 minutes) * A1 Step 6 presentation
10 Mon September 29, 2014 (1) explore the differential dimensions of the family of you http://ixdcourse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/ci-familyofyou_booklet-with-photos_051111.pdf (2) use this framework http://ixdcourse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/cscp-personas-dimensionsv1-0.docx Documentary | Frontline: Generation Like (56 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gmgXxB9QiA * * 1 A2 step 1b: revise plan for your persona family, what alternative future are they situated in?
11 Wed October 1, 2014 Begin sketch for mandala Documentary | Frontline: Two American Families (85 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLubV28PqpU * * 2 A2 step 2: sketch mandala and prepare interview questions http://ixdcourse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/ci_personas_toolkit2.pdf
(1)Sketch out family tree
(2) sketch out 2×2 framework with two forces for the future where your family is situated.
(3) sketch out family timeline
(4) sketch mandala and prepare interview questions
http://ixdcourse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/ci_personas_toolkit2.pdf
(5) Fill out matrix for each persona. http://ixdcourse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/cscp-personas-dimensionsv1-0.docx
12 Mon October 6, 2014 Data synthesis activity Documentary | Frontline: Separate and Unequal (52 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRIGSRCbFZs * * 3 A2 step 3: “interview” participants, synthesize data into mandala. (1)Sketch out family tree (2) sketch out 2×2 framework with two forces for the future where your family is situated. (3) sketch out family timeline. (4) sketch mandala and prepare interview questions. (5) Fill out matrix for each persona. http://ixdcourse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/cscp-personas-dimensionsv1-0.docxhttp://ixdcourse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/ci_personas_toolkit2.pdf
13 Wed October 8, 2014 Day in a family life (1) Baskinger, M. (2013) Drawing ideas. (2) Life of Comics (3) Storyboarding * * 4 A2 step 4: write a family scenario
14 Mon October 13, 2014 Writing a family scenario, making a storyboard. * * 5 A2 step 5: Rough draft of a day in the life
15 Wed October 15, 2014 Please answer the following questions with regards to your experience:what did you discover / learn
what were you challenged by
what did you question
what did you do really well on this project
what would you do differently
* A2 Due * 6 A2 step 6: Turn in a document with A2.
Fri October 17, 2014 * Mid-Semester Break * * *
16 Mon October 20, 2014 Recap A1, & A2. Gore, A. (2013). The future: Six drivers of global change. Al Gore: The Future, Institute for Leadership Studies – Dominican University of California (82 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8IMzu6pDT8 RSA Animate – 21st Century Enlightenment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC7ANGMy0yo RSA Animate – The Power of Networks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJmGrNdJ5Gw
1 Step 1 a)    [What] Pick one pathway of change in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development for a design exploration. b)    [Who] Who is affected by the pathway of change you identified (e.g., individual, group, family, organization, public policy, nation, world, etc).
17 Wed October 22, 2014 * Fukuyama, F., (2011). The origins of political order: From prehuman times to the French Revolution. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Francis Fukuyama examines the paths that different societies have taken to reach their current forms of political order. Fukuyama, F., (2014). Political order and political decay: From the industrial revolution to the globalization of democracy. (52 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhAzH2kuRKE Are you past oriented or future oriented.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isPj5KgpVqg
RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc RSA Shorts – The ABCs of Persuasion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OCAT0Uk5j0
Step 2 a)    [Where] Identify “early signs” of the future that is relevant to your pathway of change. b)    What pathways of change in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development relate to the early signs you identified?
18 Mon October 27, 2014 * Morris, I. (2010). Why the West rules– for now: The patterns of history, and what they reveal about the future. London: Profile Books. Morris, I. (2013). The measure of civilization: How social development decides the fate of nations. Princeton: Princeton University Press. RSA Animate – The Secret Powers of Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3oIiH7BLmg RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U
3 Step 3
e) Identify benchmark goals for 2050 in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development that are linked to your area of interest.
f) How might intermediate goals and roadblocks by decade affect the domain you are working on?
19 Wed October 29, 2014 * Carr, N. G. (2014). The glass cage: Automation and us. RSA Animate – Re-Imagining Work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G11t6XAIce0
RSA Animate – The Empathic Civilisation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7AWnfFRc7g
RSA Animate – The Power of Outrospection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG46IwVfSu8 Step 4. Write a letter from the future, make a video call from the future, storyboard.
20 Mon November 3, 2014 * Klein, N. (2014). This changes everything: Capitalism vs. the climate. (69 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b2B-ys3N1o   The Age of Stupid (2 minutes). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZjsJdokC0s RSA Animate – Crises of Capitalism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOP2V_np2c0
Science Of Persuasion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFdCzN7RYbw 5 Step 5. Reflect on what you learned about the future.
21 Wed November 5, 2014 Please answer the following questions with regards to your experience:
what did you discover / learn
what were you challenged by
what did you question
what did you do really well on this project
what would you do differently
Turn in documentation and reflections for A3. * * 6 Step 6. Present A3
22 Mon November 10, 2014 * * * * 1 Step 1
23 Wed November 12, 2014 * * * * 2 Step 2
24 Mon November 17, 2014 * * * * 3 Step 3
25 Wed November 19, 2014 * * * * 4 Step 4
26 Mon November 24, 2014 * * * * 5 Step 5
Wed November 26, 2014 * * * * * *
27 Mon December 1, 2014 Please answer the following questions with regards to your experience:
what did you discover / learn
what were you challenged by
what did you question
what did you do really well on this project
what would you do differently
Anery
Nalena
Jacqueline
Dan
Shivani
Lamana
* * 6 Step 6
28 Wed December 3, 2014 Please answer the following questions with regards to your experience:
what did you discover / learn
what were you challenged by
what did you question
what did you do really well on this project
what would you do differently
Julia
Danita
Adria
Tatiana
Sam
A4 Due * 7 Step 7
* Fri 5-Dec * Last day of classes * * * *
* Mon 7-Dec * Reading day * * * *
* Sat 13-Dec * Reading day * * * *
* Mon 15-Dec * Make-up Finals * * * *
* Thr 18-Dec * Final grades due 4pm. * * * *

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