Angela Oguntala

Engaging

Complex

Futures

 

Strategic Foresight & Design 

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About

I work across strategic foresight and design. I do this work together with organizations to explore the opportunities and challenges of possible futures in order to create and manage change. I develop products, services, experiences and scenarios, alongside trend analysis and research activities.

My foresight work spans varied fields, having worked with Microsoft, with the Danish film industry on alternative futures for fiction film, with Philips on healthcare futures, in developing neurotechnology consumer products, and in urban development in Panama.

I'm a frequent speaker at conferences and events on future-facing topics, including themes that explore the possible impacts of near-future technologies on culture and society - chosen in 2014 as a ‘Future Innovator’ by Ars Electronica, The United Nations ICT Agency and Hakuhodo.

I also lecture and run workshops in strategic foresight and design. 

My recent TEDx talk can be found here.

 

Work Sampling

Recent positions held and projects at the intersection of design and foresight:  

01.
Philips, healthcare futures–

Exploration into systemic and holistic healthcare futures for Philips. 

02.
IKEA, Futures of urban living–                       

Working together with IKEA and SPACE 10 on how to design for living in present and future urban environments. 

03.
urban development, panama–

Research, alternatives to build social cohesion alongside fast changing city spaces in Panama City. 

04.
head of the innovation lab, ehd–

Head of the Innovation Lab, managing a team of designers and anthropologists in designing products and services around emerging technologies.