Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation

I’m not clear whether this is new or not but, via the Futures weblog, the Ontario College of Art and Design offers a Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation:

The Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation integrates knowledge and methodology from a number of disciplines: design, business, science and technology, and the social sciences. Design provides the crucial link between these areas, drawing on its essential competencies of design thinking, strategic and iterative methodology, and a deep commitment to understanding human needs, wants and behaviour. Through holistic thinking in a co-creative environment, the designer, the business person, the social scientist and the engineer will develop together the skills required for true socio-technological innovation.

The course is two years, part time, and it sounds like at least some of the classes are in the evening, much like I assume the descendent of the course I did in Houston still is. (It’s now clumsily called the Master of Technology in Futures Studies in Commerce.) Anyway, it’s interesting to find another futures course, particularly one angled toward design.

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