Trendslab INterDEPENDENCE

For the first time the more established Trends Research University programs come together (Elisava 2008, and University of Lisbon) to exchange and share visions and methodologies around trends research and application. During this 5 days lab, you will develop a trend-analysis lab carried out in order to identify and apply trends in three main sectors: Social trends, industry  trends, and product trends.

According to Webster’s dictionary  interdependence is the state of being dependent upon one another: mutual dependence interdependence of the two nations’ economies.

It quotes:

” … a form of symbiosis, of close mutual interdependence of two species of organisms. “—Marston Bates

“… the deep psychological interdependence between ourselves and those we love.” —Judith A. Savage

Contemporary reality is based on complexity and speed. These relationships create permanent and temporary interdependencies among people, movements, trends and most political, cultural and economic forces. We are consciously experiencing The Butterfly Effect.

Plurality and diversity affect the notion of truth and the distribution of information and news, creating what the know today as Fake News or alternative truths, based on the plural perception and interpretation of facts and reality. Never before subjectivity has been as strong as today, making complexity even more confusing. No official version exists anymore.

The focus of this year´s lab is around Interdependencies and how trends are a mixture of political, economic and cultural factors that as a whole determine a very intricate set of relations and dependencies between businesses and many other aspects of modern life.This Lab will provide you the tools for analysing trends and planning them in future scenarios. It also supports the development of innovative entrepreneurial projects from students at the masters program in Advanced Design Management Strategy and Entrepreneurship from Elisava..

For the first time the more established Trends Research University programs come together (Elisava 2008, and University of Lisbon) to exchange and share visions and methodologies around trends research and application. During this 5 days lab, you will develop a trend-analysis lab carried out in order to identify and apply trends in three main sectors: Social trends, industry  trends, and product trends.

Our Guest Speakers and facilitators will be:

    • Nelson Pinheiro, Trends Observer & University of Lisbon
    • Jorge Rodriguez, DesignThinkers Group Spain – Elisava
    • Carla Montanè, MIDI Elisava
    • Francesca Tur, Tendencias.TV
    • Josep Monguet, MIDI Elisava  -UPC
    • Maya Ninova, MIDI Elisava
    • Juan Isaza, DDB Latina Miami

PROGRAM OUTLINE CONTENTS AND STRUCTURE.

PART 1 > THEORY
Day 1 Monday November 13th

17:00-19:00h: Discussion Panel Videostreamed, Jorge Rodriguez DesignThinkers Group Spain, Carla Montanè MIDI Elisava, Francesca Tur Tendencias.TV A brief introduction to the world and structure of trends

19:15- 20:00h Teams and Project Assignment

20:00 – 21:15h  Juan Isaza – Strategic Planning / Social Media Vice President at DDB Latina. Exploring and Working with trends at DDB

PART 2 > LEARNING BY DOING – Project Based Learning

Day 2 Tuesday November 14th:

  • 17: 00- 21:00h Out in the streets, information gathering and trendboarding.  Carla Montanè MIDI Elisava

Day 3 Wednesday November 15th:

17:00-19:00h Online Hunting Internet and social networks. Maya Ninova,

19:15-21:15h Collective Intelligence, Josep Maria Monguet

Day 4 Thursday November 16th

17:00- 18:00h Zeitgeist & Storytelling of products & services. Nelson Pinheiro Trends Observer, U Lisboa

18:00h -19:00h Trends Driven Innovation Teleconference by Henry Mason Trend watching

19:15- 21:15h Scenario Building, analysis and application of trends to specific exercises. Foresight, Forecast. Nelson Pinheiro Trends Observer, 

Day 5 Friday November 17th:

  • 17:00- 19.00h Trends Driven  Innovation Proposal. Opportunities Scenario Creation Nelson Pinheiro Trends Observer, Els Dragt Fontys College.
  • 19.30 – 21:00h  presentation of an Innovation proposals based on trends. Nelson Pinheiro Trends Observer.

Author: DesignThinkers Spain

Our work includes cultural research, design thinking, strategy and service design and contents production. ESPAÑOL Somos una empresa dedicada a la Investigación de usuarios, Project management y Formación. Ayudamos a empresas y organizaciones a entender mejor el entorno social y cultural en el que desarrollan sus actividades y con base en ello formulamos ideas que facilitan la interacción con usuarios y públicos. Entendemos los procesos de interacción con grupos sociales a través de la investigación, la consultoría y la gestión de proyectos de innovación para procesos comerciales, sociales, educativos o de gobierno.

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