Speculative Design, Emerging Technologies, Strategy & Foresight

The Design Futures Initiative is a nonprofit 501c3 organization based in San Francisco, CA. We host the Speculative Futures meetups and the PRIMER conference. Speculative Futures is a community of meetup groups for those interested in Speculative Design, Critical Design, Design Fiction, Discursive Design, Strategic Foresight and Futurism, Science Fiction and any vision or approach which involves using design as a vehicle to speculate about potential or alternate futures. We host speakers—practitioners, teachers, students, and other professionals who will be talking about work or methods in this topic. We also host workshops which will allow you to learn how to conduct and apply futures design thinking in a variety of circumstances as a method of synthesis and strategy. 


Our annual conference, PRIMER, is May 3-5. Please join us as we bring together some of the brightest designers and futurists from around the world.


Join one of our local meetups or start your own chapter

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