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Foossa Futurecasting Canvas

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The Foossa Futurecasting Canvas (FFC) is a tool for teams and organizations to model, rehearse, and prepare for the future as part of their core strategic planning and innovation practices. This document provides a brief introduction to the FFC. We offer custom trainings and curricula to help you make the most of the future. Let’s talk: hello@foossa.com.

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Foossa Futurecasting Canvas

  1. 1. 
 Futurecasting Canvas version 1.5
  2. 2. Let’s design a better future. Together. The Foossa Futurecasting Canvas (FFC) is a tool for teams and organizations to model, rehearse, and prepare for the future as part of their core strategic planning and innovation practices. This document provides a brief introduction to the FFC. We offer custom trainings and curricula to help you make the most of the future. Let’s talk: hello@foossa.com.
  3. 3. Weak Signals: Futurecasting Canvas / Preliminary Worksheet Identify weak signals, early adopter behaviors, outlier innovations, novelties, and other “proto-trends” related to your industry or interests. What would the world look like if these weak signals scaled up and became mainstream? Driving Forces:
  4. 4. Weak Signals: Futurecasting Canvas / Preliminary Worksheet Identify driving forces and uncertainties that affect your work. Driving forces are technological, cultural, economic, and social phenomena, trends, and transformations. Map key driving forces on a spectrum: i.e. low/high inflation, fast/slow technological innovation, population decline/growth, etc. Driving Forces:
  5. 5. Futurecasting Canvas / Scenario Grid Wildcards: Fast Tech Innovation, Population Decline Slow Tech Innovation, Population Decline Slow Tech Innovation, Population Growth Fast Tech Innovation, Population Growth Population Growth TechnologicalInnovation Massive World Wide Data Hack Disaster Triggers Migration Crisis Etc.
  6. 6. Title: Logline: Implications: Actions: Indicators: Questions: Give your scenario a name. Futurecasting Canvas / Scenario Summary
  7. 7. Title: Logline: Implications: Actions: Indicators: Questions: Summarize the scenario in 2-3 sentences Futurecasting Canvas / Scenario Summary
  8. 8. Title: Logline: Futurecasting Canvas / Scenario Summary Implications: Actions: Indicators: Questions: What are some of the social, cultural, and economic implications of this scenario? What changes? What is disrupted? What stays the same? What norms are rewritten? Who are the winners and losers?
  9. 9. Title: Logline: Implications: Actions: Indicators: Questions: What actions should we take in the future to respond to the implications of this scenario? What actions can we take NOW to prepare? What must we do to make a preferred scenario a reality? What must we do to prevent an undesirable future? Futurecasting Canvas / Scenario Summary
  10. 10. Title: Logline: Implications: Actions: Indicators: Questions: What metrics and milestones would tell us that this scenario is becoming a reality? Futurecasting Canvas / Scenario Summary
  11. 11. Title: Logline: Implications: Actions: Indicators: Questions: What are kinds of questions or concerns does this scenario spark? What additional research questions can we explore to refine and test this scenario? Futurecasting Canvas / Scenario Summary
  12. 12. Sketch Title: Futurecasting Canvas / Scenario Sketch Make your scenario come to life in the form of an immersive story. Make it feel real and immediate for us using the medium and technique(s) of your choice: storyboard, moodboard, live action role play (LARP), video, VR, etc. We encourage you to sketch out your scenarios beyond the confines of this page.
  13. 13. Scenario Prequel: Futurecasting Canvas / Origin Stories Using the indicators from the main canvas as guides, formulate a prequel to your future scenario sketch. What happened before your future story takes place? How did we get here? What’s the origin story? Prequel to the Prequel:
  14. 14. Scenario Prequel: Futurecasting Canvas / Origin Stories What happened before the prequel? Set this part of the story closer to our present day to understand how our current reality could evolve into the imagined future. Prequel to the Prequel:
  15. 15. Futurecasting Canvas / Cheat Sheet 1. Identify trends and weak signals of interest. 2. Identify driving forces behind the trends and weak signals. 3. Prioritize 2-3 driving forces to start. 4. Map the driving force as a spectrum or continuum: i.e. low to high unemployment, slow to fast technological innovation. 5. Plot the top two driving force spectrums on the scenario grid. 6. Optional: Mix in additional “Wild Card” or “Black Swan” scenarios 7. Build out scenarios from each grid quadrant (and wildcard) using the FFC. 8. Start thinking through potential implications and indicators of the scenario based on the driving forces at play. 9. Respond with potential actions in response to the scenario. 10. Bring the scenario to life with an immersive storytelling sketch. 11.Give the scenario a title and logline summary. 12. Pose questions for further discussion and investigation. 13. Craft a prequel and pre-prequel origin stories to each scenario to understand how they might come to pass.
  16. 16. Weak Signals: Futurecasting Canvas / Preliminary Worksheet Driving Forces:
  17. 17. Scenario Grid: Futurecasting Canvas / Scenario Grid Wildcards:
  18. 18. Title: Logline: Implications: Actions: Indicators: Questions: Futurecasting Canvas / Scenario Summary
  19. 19. Sketch Title: Futurecasting Canvas / Scenario Sketch
  20. 20. Scenario Prequel: Futurecasting Canvas / Origin Stories Prequel to the Prequel:

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