Ours is an era of exponential change and interconnection.
The complexity in understanding the present increases when changes are fast and linked to each other.
In this context, the Near Future Design methodology and tools allow to better understand the present in its flux. The aim is to identify the emerging tensions of the possible futures, imagining and describing future scenarios.
To imagine and communicate the evolutions of the present, and develop personal visions of possible futures, is crucial in changing the perception of what is possible. The Near Future Design methodology acts in collaborative and critical ways to face the collective imagination crisis.
With this purpose in mind, the Near Future Design methodology complements other design disciplines such as Critical Design, Speculative Design, and Design Fiction.