University of Technology Sydney

85202 Design Futuring

6cp; 3hpw (Spring session), 1hpw (lecture), 2hpw (tutorial)
Requisite(s): 85502 Researching Design Histories OR 85503 Thinking Through Design
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.


This subject explores the design of possible, probable and plausible futures by examining the social, cultural and ethical implications of design and human-technology relations. Students work in groups to visualise future scenarios, then individually to make speculative prototypes. By critically engaging with the world around them, conducting primary research and designing, students gain an understanding of a range of topics including climate change, artificial intelligence, digital democracies and online communities.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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