Technology development is accelerating, driving disruption. Design is seen as key differentiator in creating innovative offerings but few design methods consider future technologies explicitly. In this article, we explore how a foresight method, namely horizon scanning, may be applied in a design context to anticipate disruption of construction. By means of a 3-step horizon scan, we identify 133 potentially disruptive technologies from across industries. We find that when preparing for disruption, design may benefit from the future-oriented and technology-focused features of horizon scanning.
|Title of host publication||DS92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||DESIGN2018 - 15th International Design Conference - Dubrovnik, Croatia|
Duration: 21 May 2018 → 24 May 2018
|Conference||DESIGN2018 - 15th International Design Conference|
|Period||21/05/2018 → 24/05/2018|