Sample Project: 2020 Media Futures
I was part of the team facilitating this open-source exploration of the future of Canadian media
Between August 2010 and September 2011, an interdisciplinary team of foresight practitioners and industry insiders investigated the future of media and publishing in Canada. I was involved in the project since the beginning, and I'm delighted to point you to the 2020 Media Futures website, where we documented all our findings.
Above is a chart showing one of our deliverables: the 2x2 scenario matrix we developed to explore the critical uncertainties of Canadian media over the next decade. There's a lot of material on the site about these scenarios and the other activities such as workshops and delphi polls we conducted; we've even written some short fictional pieces to introduce the scenarios, which you can find here.
This was a project very much designed for public consumption and comment, so if you have an interest in futures work, or you're at all interested in the evolution of media over the next decade, come over and check out the project.