Identifying Disruptive Technologies: Horizon Scanning in the Early Stages of Design

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
PublisherDesign Society
Publication date2018
Pages1833-1844
ISBN (Electronic)978-953-7738-59-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventDESIGN2018 - 15th International Design Conference - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 21 May 201824 May 2018
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Conference

ConferenceDESIGN2018 - 15th International Design Conference
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period21/05/201824/05/2018
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