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Foresight

Strategic foresight helps people to understand how the future may be different to the present, and how to create a preferred future for their organisations. Anticipating changes in their operating environments allowing for proactive planning, strategy development, risk management, operational agility, innovation and new business development. Strategic foresight approaches and techniques can be used in…

Our Team

Action Foresight is a consulting and research group that focuses on linking foresight with present day action. We connect knowledge of the way the world is changing with our client’s vision of the kind of future that they want and value, and help to translate this into effective strategies, designs and innovations. Our approach typically…

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Living Labs

Living Labs bring together researchers, businesses and end-users to co-create a solution to a real life problem. End-users participate in all stages of the Living Lab experiement, and real-life spaces and places are used to host the research process. Participants in a Living Lab work together to understand end-user needs, create design solutions, develop prototypes…

Anticipatory Design

We have been guided by a passion and vision to link foresight and action.  The link between design thinking and foresight has become more prominent, with renewed emphases on social innovation, social entrepreneurship and co-creativity. A new generation of design thinking is emerging, trans-disciplinary, engaging across art, science and technology, commons-oriented and deeply collaborative and…

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Social Learning for Sustainability

Climate change, a swelling global population, demographic shifts and increased pressure on natural resources – it is clear that ecological sustainability is one of the greatest challenges that will be faced by the communities of the future. We bring a unique set of future oriented ‘thinking tools’ to our work with people; helping them to…

Collaboration / Co-creation

Team formation and collaboration is a universal feature of working life – and one of its greatest sources of challenge and difficulty. Only a healthy, learning-oriented team can effectively implement visionary initiatives that take root and thrive. We can teach members of your organization simple, structured methods of communication, personal practices of self-awareness and an…

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Action Research

Action research is an approach to organizational inquiry where researchers provide consulting services in close collaboration with key people in an organization. Action research is a valuable approach because the research process is directly informed by the needs of organizational members (instead of research being outsourced or disconnected from organizational life). We specialize in linking…