The work process of trend researchers is quite a mystery. You mainly see the output of their research presented in fancy trend books or visual and high-paced trend presentations. But what is needed to get to this final output? The documentary Trend Beacons is lifting the veil (a bit) and shows what's going on during the trend research process.
Summer is over, which means it’s time for trade shows! As a trend researcher it is useful to stay updated on developments in various industries and these often organise specific trade fairs.
As a trend researcher I read a lot of future oriented books written by present day visionaries and frontrunners. These provide a lot of inspiration and guidance to think about possible future scenarios. But once in awhile I like to read sci-fi too to get my future juices flowing. Want to know why this helps you in your trend research? Read on!
Design thinking and trend research have a lot in common. Want to know how they overlap and how they complement each other? Read my vision on how these domains organically merge.
One of the ways of finding seeds of change is to go where the frontrunners are. What better location to find them than at an art academy graduation show! But how to visit these shows to get the most out of it? This blog gives you 4 practical tips.
We are facing a multitude of challenges worldwide right now that influence our future lives. What role can a futures thinker play in coping with these challenges and maybe even act on them to create a better future? Well, you can join The Millennium project!
'Want to learn in a enjoyable and practicable way to explore the world in a different and more creative way? Look no further, How to be an Explorer of the World, a book by Keri Smith, is the one for you!
The domain of trend and futures research is surrounded by stereotyped images of gurus claiming to predict what the future will hold. Is the future elusive or influencable? And are we able to research the future just as historians can research the past?