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Speculative Design Introduction (Fall)

3 live virtual sessions, 3 hrs each
Sept 5, 6, 7 _ 2022
An introduction to understanding speculative design and creating organisational impact
£ 1,000 GBP
£ 1,000 GBP

In this course you learn about the basics of using Speculative Design within business and organisational contexts to create meaningful impact. You'll get up to speed on new thinking, methods, and techniques related to futures practice. We focus on practical applications of the approach, and prepare individuals to apply what they have learned to their own practice or organizational settings. This course is perfect for researchers, strategists, designers, product leads, and business leaders. You'll leave with a good understanding of what speculative design is and how it can be applied in your work as well as a toolkit of frameworks and approaches.

3 live virtual sessions, 3 hrs each
Sept 5, 6, 7 _ 2022
13:00-16:00 BST

★★★★★ (4.88 / 5 Stars) (32)
100% of our past participates would recommend this course to others. (Seriously, it's true!)

You will leave with:

- A new approach to product and service development & innovation

- An empathetic approach to systems thinking

- Frameworks for connecting  long term considerations and near term action

- Freshly ignited creativity and energy for change

- An approach to shaping organizational change, strategy and purpose

- Opportunities for networking around deep purpose with other alumni

This course is for:

- Designers, Strategists, or Researchers, or anyone interested in using speculative design in their work

- Anyone interested in learning about the basics of speculative design

- Anyone interested in learning about the commercial applications of speculative design

Your Teachers:

J. Paul Neeley - Designer & Researcher

Ted Hunt - Speculative Designer

Gemma Jones - Cultural Strategist

Accessible Pricing:

We are finding ways to make School of Critical Design a more inclusive and representative forum as we address the critical challenges facing our planet, people, and organisations.

We understand that income and means is unequal across personal, regional, and global contexts. To accommodate these differences we ask you to self-select from the following price bands.

Please consider which price band you can afford without financial anxiety.  Higher price bands are enabling those with less financial security to participate.

If your organisation is funding your training please opt for the top band. If you organisation is non-profit/ academic and funding your place we suggest you opt for the second or third band. If you are in an early stage or your career or a student and you are self funding please choose the third band.


B: £900 - use code XCLASSB

C: £500 - use code XCLASSC

For Companies:

For more information on multiple spots on a program or to discuss a bespoke version of this course for your team please contact hello@critical.design for details.

We are also happy to invoice your company for spots on the course if that is easier. Contact hello@critical.design for details.


Interested in bringing speculative design or semiotics for innovation into your wider organization?

Skill up your team

We can run any of our open enrollment courses or lectures as a dedicated session for your organization or in-house teams.

Custom Experience

We can develop custom topic and futures explorations for your organization.

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