Institute For the Future
The original concept for the Institute for the Future came from a professor named Jerome Glen who developed the Futures Wheel in the 1970’s. A future wheel is a visualization and organization tool that helps organize thoughts about future development or trends. This concept was adapted into a game and expanded upon by Jane McDonnell as a series of TED Talks. The goal of the game is to encourage interaction and push ideas multiple steps beyond their original state. After a game is completed the institution will compile thoughts created in the game to propose future initiatives. The key goal for this project was to streamline the onboarding process and encourage interaction with careful consideration of the future growth of the product. My role in this project started as a facilitator of whiteboard sessions with the client and development team to build out the user experience.