Project Ursula speculative fiction techniques for technology foresight: facilitator handbook

Helen Marshall, Kim Wilkins, Lisa Bennett, Joanne Anderton, Ksenia Ivanova

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This facilitator handbook provides an overview of concepts and methods, which can underpin design of workshops that use SF skills for technology foresight. These concepts and methods will allow us to use storytelling as a kind of familiar and accessible system for understanding uncertain and/or speculative problem spaces; encourage creative immersion in problem spaces to afford new perspectives and thus generate new mitigation and resilience strategies; and are focussed on Defence concerns around Web 3.0 technology, i.e. connected, interactive virtual worlds. The handbook provides a set of activities and instructions for operationalising them in a workshop environment.
Original languageEnglish
TypeWorkshop Facilitator Handbook
Media of outputOnline
PublisherUniversity of Queensland
Number of pages52
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Emerging technologies
  • Story Thinking
  • Imagination-led workshops


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