Overview

The course introduces, discusses and evaluates various techniques of design thinking and exploration related to emergent technologies and near future scenarios. Critical and speculative design practices, such as design fiction, action research and various community-based technology and citizen science initiatives reflect upon new technologies through prototyping, storytelling, employing scenarios.

They bring a convergence between the philosophical modes of inquiry and design practices serving several functions: from opening a public debate about the social, cultural and ethical impact of emerging and future technologies to exploring alternative futures and involving various actors and stakeholders in the decision making related to various technologies.

This module examines how existing technology has been used to design as well as create their own solutions that will be integrated with evolving and emerging technology that makes up the landscape that is constantly evolving.

Students need to have a good comprehension of the limitations and capabilities of these technologies and how they can be used in design innovation.


Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Where is Rosie the robot and flying cars? Or possibly even Scotty’s teleporter? This course will provide a structured way to look at possible, plausible and preferable future outcomes both for work and play. The course will begin with the concept such as speculative fiction as the starting where the mind runs wild while dreaming of the things to come. We will explore the predictions of the past and how it has impacted our present. At the same time, we will explore the present to determine how we might impact the future (examples will be taken from corporations and government policy planning) The course will focus more heavily on workshops for more hands on approach to helping to train the future ready brain.

Design fiction
  • Science fiction in books, movies and games
Future studies
  • Using speculative design practises to model possible future scenarios
Execution

Who Should Attend

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Mid / Senior management at coporations
  • Mid / Senior management in goverment

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

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Prerequisites

Candidates should possess a Bachelor degree in any discipline.
Candidates without a Bachelor degree can be admitted on a case-by-case basis upon evaluation by the course director.
 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment (during course)

A Certificate of Attainment for each module will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of each respective module; and
  • Participants who pass the Continuous Assessment

Schedule

Day 1 
Introduction of speculative futures
Design fiction (books, comics, movies, games)
Case studies around the world (Space10)
Individuals (Relativity of time)

Day 2
Corporations (Innovating for the changing tides)
Shimizu corporation and future architecture 
Shell future scenarios
Beyond R&D (Setting the culture Haier case study of Rendanheyi)
Faster technology cycles

Day 3
Government (Policy making to keep up with the technological shifts)
Case study (the rise of legislative sandboxes)
Case study (sharing economy and legislation to allow growth/ protect consumers)
Case study decentralized currency (Digital Yuan)

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$2,889.00 $866.70 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $2,889.00 $866.70 $326.70
Non-Singaporeans $2,889.00 Not Eligible Not Eligible
 
Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Course Series

DSI6301 Design for Future Technologies is a common module for Modular Certification Courses - Design Strategy and Innovation (DSI) and Modular Certification Courses - Future Hospitality Experience.

Modular Certification Courses - Design Strategy and Innovation (DSI)

These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Design Strategy and Innovation (PGCert in DSI) or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:

Core Module

  • DSI6000 Company Applied Research Design Studio (CARDS)

Elective Modules (Design Modules)
  • DSI6101 Introduction to Experience Design
  • DSI6102 Service Design with Serious Play
  • DSI6103 Healthcare Design Thinking and Personal Leadership
  • DSI6104 Participatory Design: Co-Designing with Citizens


Elective Modules (Business Modules)
  • DSI6201 Creative Entrepreneurship
  • DSI6202 Business Testing through Lean Startup
  • DSI6203 Language of Business for Designers 
  • DSI6204 Negotiation: Say No to Free Design


Elective Modules (Technology Modules)
  • DSI6301 Design for Future Technologies
  • DSI6302 Foresighting and Horizon Scanning 
  • DSI6303Copywriting and Creative Communication 
  • DSI6304 Sustainable Innovation
  • DSI6305 Making Ideas Tangible – Tech Experience Prototyping


Elective Modules (Strategy Modules)
  • DSI6401 Cultural Brand Strategy
  • DSI6402 Authentic Branding for Next Generation Consumer
  • DSI6403 Systems Thinking and Scenario Planning
  • DSI6404 Effective Advertising on a Small Budget
  • DSI6405 Strategic Creativity
 

There are a total of 19 credit-bearing modules, of which there is one core 12 CR module (DSI6000) and a choice of four out of fifteen 3 CR modules to meet the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Design Strategy and Innovation. Candidates who pass the core module (DSI6000) and 4 elective modules (totalling 24 credits) with a CGPA of ≥ 2.5 will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Design Strategy and Innovation by SIT.


Modular Certification Courses - Future Hospitality Experience

These modules are stackable towards a Modular Certification Courses - Future Hospitality Experience (PGCert in FHE) or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:

Core Module

  • FHE6001 Future Scenarios of Hospitality Experience
  • DSI6301 Design for Future Technologies
  • FHE6003 Digital Innovations for Integrated Media
  • FHE6004 Digital Advertising, Branding,Campaigning

Elective Modules
  • FHE6101 Fundamentals of Digital Web Analytics
  • DSI6102 Service Design with Serious Play
  • FHE6102 New Hospitality Design
  • DSI6201 Creative Entrepreneurship
  • DSI6403 Systems Thinking and Scenario Planning
  • FHE6105 Crisis and Risk Management for Hospitality Industry
  • FHE6106 Revenue Optimisation and Ancillary Revenues

There are a total of 11 credit-bearing modules, of which there are 4 core modules, and a choice of 4 out of 7 elective modules to meet the 24 credits requirements for the PGCert in Future Hospitality Experience. Candidates who complete 8 modules (4 core modules and 4 elective modules) totalling 24 credits with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Future Hospitality Experience by SIT.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 12 Jan 2021 (Tue) to
14 Jan 2021 (Thu)
Registration Closing on: 01 Dec 2020
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