Cyberlocal Dreams

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Client: Educational and Public institutions | Role: Workshop design and Facilitation
Future of Design Education | UPES
What will the design profession look like in 2030 and how will that inform your UPES campus’ design?

This Miro-based collaborative collaging technique was first experimented with for an introduction to trend forecasting and Speculative Design for young UPES designers. The intent was to have them reflect on the field they were entering through a playful hands-on approach. The collaging was conducted over the last two days of a five day workshop.

The resulting discussions raised interesting points about the relationship between education and employability, the place for innovation and experimentation in school, and remote versus in-person studying. One interesting juxtaposition that emerged from the collaging (the campus is in the Hymalayas) were a set of servers towering over the mountains and the buzzing clouds of data hovering about.

Below, I've embedded the full presentation and student work that came out of the session. If you wish to use any of it, please credit me, but also don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to discuss further anything you see in there!

UPES collage Miro board
The 20+ students brought to life their research by cocreating a collage of their campus in 2050.
The deck used to introduce the students to the practice of Speculative Design.
Future of Ahmedabad | ANU
Over the course of 5 days the industrial design students of Anant National University were challenged to explore what sustainability meant to them and how a strengthened commitment to sustainable practices by those shaping the city of Ahmedabad might inform its development.

The aim of the workshop was to encourage students to unpack the large and complex concepts of sustainability and foresight, and make these approaches relevant to their own needs and interrogations.

This was done through a wide range of activities from simple desk research, to world-building, to 3D modelling. Each activity and tool contributed to making these concepts more approachable and personal.

Ahmedabad2050 microsite
The 20+ students brought to life their research by cocreating a collage of their campus in 2050.
The deck used to introduce the students to the practice of Speculative Design.
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