Summer School: Learn the basics of scenario design
Designing concrete, plausible outcomes – scenarios – for what the future will look like for our businesses, healthcare systems and the global economy can help us make the right decisions in a deeply uncertain present.
Ekstra information
The course will be held virtually

Through a virtual five-day intensive, interactive, and hands-on course, you will learn to build and communicate future scenarios from which you can design and influence the future of your organisation and your profession. 

We will cover the most essential tools and approaches from the fields of foresight, mega trends, design methodology, speculative design, and design management.

You will have the opportunity to apply the tools in practice, working with a shared case in cross-disciplinary teams, while also tackling a professional challenge of your own choice. We will take you into the field for a full, immersive learning experience, where you will learn how to apply and utilize the co-design methods and foresight tools in practice. The course will also touch upon and discuss leadership practices needed to maximise the benefit of scenario design and design thinking for driving organisational change.

During the course you will also meet experts and practitioners within the field and learn from their experiences and insights in using Scenario Design to make better decisions today.

The goal is to provide you with a range of proven tools to prepare your organisation for an uncertain future.

The Danish Design Centre has trained specialists and decision makers from all around the world in design methods for the past decade. In a turbulent and ambiguous present, traditional forecasting tools are increasingly becoming obsolete, and more and more companies and organisations are turning to foresight and Scenario Design to shape their strategy for the future. We look forward to shaping the next with you.

Our other works with future design:

The structure of the course

Pre-course activities:

  • Theoretical and inspirational pre-reading material will be provided

  • An online introductory course in design thinking will be provided to prepare you for the basic vocabulary, approaches and methods in the course

  • Online survey zooming in on your experiences, expectations and personal objectives in order to adjust the course for a better learning experience

  • A meet and greet webinar the week before the course in which you will meet your fellow participants and be introduced to the final program

5 days intensive course:

  • 3 full days of online plenary sessions with training, meeting experts and smaller group exercises

  • 2 half days working on exercises in online groups and individually on your own challenge

Post course activities:

  • Follow up survey, where you can share insights, learnings and experiences from implementing your learnings 

  • Peer-to-peer experience-sharing online session
 one month after course

  • Invitation to the Danish Design Centre Alumne Network

Who are you?

  • You have probably already had a professional encounter and experience with design in the context of innovation and/or business development

  • You possess a specialist and/or executive role in your organisation and have the mandate to suggest or decide on strategic decisions of development

  • You know that it is impossible to predict the future, but you are up for challenging status quo and start building the future your organisation needs

  • You are ready to work and share experiences with people from both private and public sector, because you know that working across fields and professions creates the best learning and solutions

After the five-day course, you will:

  • Be able to build future scenarios based on current mega trends and business trends

  • Have hands-on experience using future scenarios and speculative design as a foundation for strategic innovation and future impact

  • Have a higher level of understanding and practice of using design as a force for change and innovation

  • Have insights and inspiration from the field through cases and research within the fields of foresight, design thinking, and innovation

  • Have a new network of people making better decisions today by looking at tomorrow

Dansk Design Center

Time, place and price
The course is online, which means you can do it from your office, your couch or your summer house. We encourage you to find a place to work in which you have sufficient internet connection to run video conferences with a bigger group of people.

To ensure a collective experience and interaction between you and your fellow participants, we will be using several online tools for visual, interactive and creative workflows.
We will provide you with sufficient access and licenses in case this is needed in order to complete the course. Notice that you might have to download and install apps for some of the tools to work. We will provide you with a list ahead of the course, so you can make sure you have everything set up.

The online course will be run from the BLOX innovation hub in central Copenhagen, Denmark. 

The total course fee, including pre- and post-course activities, is 1.000 € + VAT. 

How to sign up
Fill in this form to reserve your spot. Shortly after you have submitted your answers we will get back to you with a final confirmation.

If you have questions, please send an email to Head of Academy Brian Frandsen at or call him at +45 2069 7622.

Please be aware that this course demands your full attention during all the activities and training sessions. This is not a passive e-learning course. You will be working together with other participants that depend on you being present.

Summer School Danish Design Centre
The educators and experts
The educators and experts

You will be trained and guided throughout the week by Danish Design Centre’s specialists in the fields of foresight, scenario design and design management, along with external experts and practitioners within the field of foresight and design. Read more about them below:

Experts and practitioners you will meet during the course:

Trainers and facilitators from The Danish Design Centre:

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