In times of uncertainty and change, the FutureDeck brings a set of cards and methods for you and your friends,
students, clients, to tell & play through stories from the future. Go head-to-head, or come up with your own (game) rules, and speculate on silly and
serious future products, movie plots, TV shows, ad campaigns, songs, dances, architectures, fashion trends, graphic novels, breaking
news, and, if you’re ready for it: absolute world domination.
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The FutureDeck is now also available as an iMessage App for iOS!
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The FutureDeck has been developed by Dr Steffen P Walz, Professor at Swinburne University of Technology's Centre for Design Innovation, originally under the moniker Deck Future Australia. The FutureDeck is a „What If?“ set of cards and, sneakily, a playful, speculative innovation and foresight tool that lets you invent convergent products for this prosperous, prospective world. Shaking up growth areas from Deloitte's Building the Lucky Country report with key technologies and impacts — amongst the latter, albeit on a less serious note: Zombies!, Beauty, Armageddon, and select political leaders — this set of cards and methods can help playfully spawn as well as challenge the next level of creative ideas, against your set of objectives, whilst assessing how ethical the outcomes might be. The FutureDeck can also be used to create absolutely ridiculous endeavours with your new product, movie plot, fashion item or party theme – if that feels like a better pastime for the future.
Organizations from around the world are using the FutureDeck already and/or have commissioned us to run FutureDeck workshops, including:
“The FutureDeck is cool, so cool! Whether you're thinking about creating a new product / program or simply getting creative with boring work practices - it's the thing you've been waiting for.”
Alvaro Maz, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Code for Australia, Melbourne
“FutureDeck cards provoke and fuse visions of incredible, rarely seen, speculative futures. These scenarios make us both see the world with wide-eyed optimism and then colour that world in with mad possibility. The cards train us to think spontaneously and intuitively and without the constraints that normally impede innovative ideation. And they help us laugh together, build on ideas and understand better the perspectives of our colleagues and friends. The world needs more FutureDeck thinking.”
Dave King, Strategy Director, The Royals, Melbourne & Sydney