By Julian Scaff

The View from 2021

The beginning of this decade was marked by the failed global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a rapid increase of climate disasters, global civil rights unrest, and the near overthrowing of the U.S. government. Much of the news is doom and gloom, and…

by Julian Scaff

In 2350, humans will be highly augmented in ways that would make most people today very squeamish.

I have greatly enjoyed the television series The Expanse for its plot lines and characters that seem scientifically, sociologically and psychologically plausible. Set in the year 2350, the political fracturing between multiple human colonies across the solar system, the evolution of different cultures in these various colonies…

These are very strange, very trying times. The predictions and hopes that many of us had for 2020 have been swept away in a tsunami of turmoil. Winter gave way to a spring full of challenges. A pandemic is still spreading across the country, keeping us isolated physically. The sort…

This article is based on a presentation by Erik Wingren and Petra Wennberg Cesario

by Julian Scaff

Startups are cool and exciting, and the opportunity to innovate and build a profitable business (or get bought by a big company for a lot of money) is tantalizing for both the founders…

On Visioning

Why Purpose and Ethos Lead to a Stronger Vision

“The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.” ~Malcolm Gladwell

In his 2009 TED talk “How Great Leaders Inspire Action,” Simon Sinek famously asserted “People don’t buy what you do. They buy why you…

Julian Scaff

Experience Designer, Design Researcher and Futurist. Associate Professor of Interaction Design at ArtCenter College of Design.

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