Research Area Foresight Innovation

Research Goals
*Develop a deep understanding of how organizations invent the future.
*Openly disseminate our team’s learning.
*Work with industry to identify bottlenecks and deliver approaches to promote the adoption of research findings and best practices.

Design Foresight
Headed by Professor Larry Leifer
Researching how organizations develop the future of design thinking practice. Current research looks at how the companies partnering with Stanford’s ME310 course work with Stanford graduate students to prototype long-range innovation. To be published in a future edition of the Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research series.

Urban Foresight
Headed by Professor Michael Shanks
Researching how organizations develop the future urban environment. Current research focuses on how the City of Rotterdam government is envisioning, planning and beginning the 20-year reinvention of itself.