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From Foresight to Co-design

Course fee excluding VAT: AED 7,500

Looking for a tool that helps you future-proof your business strategy?

We all know that the future is being shaped right now and is going to be different. But how is it going to be? That’s a key question we all face in business. Our decisions and future plans all depend on figuring out what the future will look like.

From foresight to co-design is the go-to course if you have been preoccupied with exploring alternative scenarios, and contemplating how all that could help your business evolve?

Through this 3-day workshop, you will learn how to utilize foresight in decision making, policy development, and you will get the opportunity to employ various co-design methods to achieve better results.

What you will benefit from the course:

  • Learn how to use the most efficient foresight tools, designed to help you spot new opportunities for innovation and invention.
  • Understand design theory and methods as a mindset and toolbox to approach innovation and transformation
  • Gain insight into the most important new technologies and big ideas that are already shaping the future.
  • Think more creatively and optimistically about future possibilities and explore tools and techniques to apply design methods and utilize scenario design in your own organization.

Suitable for:  people who are involved in decision making, strategy, foresight, design and policy development


Brian Frandsen

Brian is a Senior Service Designer and Head of Academy at the Danish Design Centre. He is teaches and trains businesses and organizations to use design driven processes, service design and design as a tool for innovation. Based on his design training, Brian has tried out and tested the boundaries of design in policy, leadership and organizational design.

He is particularly interested in how design and design thinking can accommodate complex systems and challenges and create space for actions that motivates and creates meaning for humans.

In addition to his work in DDC, Brian has previously worked with strategic development projects aimed at introducing sustainability in companies and has taught entrepreneurship, sustainable design, communication and product design for several years. He generally has great expectations and ambitions on behalf of future designers.

Brian leads the development of Danish Design Centre’s academy and training offerings national as well as international.

Brian holds a Masters degree in Industrial Design and Product Design from Design School Kolding.

Sara Gry Striegler

Sara is the M.Sc. Engineering Program Director and Future Welfare at the Danish Design Centre. She has been working within the field of design, innovation and healthcare and public sector innovation for more than 10 years, developing products and services for the healthcare sector, advising policy level, and implementing innovation policy and strategy.

Along with her team she explores how design can radically improve public services and solutions across the public and private sector and, while elevating advanced technology, is fully centered around the patient experience. The goal is to facilitate the creation of ground-breaking new services and products as well as public-private innovation frameworks by tackling challenges through experimentation and harnessing the benefits of the developments in technology and access to new data.

Sara led the design-driven strategy process, co-creating the innovation strategy with and for the Capital Region of Denmark managing 5 big hospitals in Denmark. The work has contributed to the transformation of the organization and the strengthening and prioritization of innovation and has provided management decision making basis for concrete implementation plans that can support innovation efforts among employees and businesses.

Sara also leads the program Boxing Future Health – a future lab for health. It consists of physical manifestations of future health in 2050. She leads the team running collaborative workshops with both private and public leaders and innovators to explore the consequences of alternative futures for their products, services, and business and governance models.

Previously Sara has been serving as an internal consultant and advisor for the Capital Region of Denmark, managing more than 40.000 healthcare professionals, where she amongst others, was responsible for implementing the innovation policy from the policy level to operation management, teaching innovation methods and tools.

Sara is an experienced keynoter and leads the collaboration with Oxford Saïd Business School at the executive master program Consulting and Coaching for Change.

Sara holds a Master of Science degree in engineering, Design & Innovation from the Technical University of Denmark.

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Feb 17 2020 - Feb 19 2020


8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Course fee excluding VAT: AED 7,500