Archived Forum #7 – Future Thinking and Frontier Design

Date: Friday, 29 February 2008
Time: 9.00 am – 12 noon
Location: Garden Room, AUT Conference Centre, 585 Great South Road, Penrose, Auckland

Our thanks to our presenters Dr Ron McDowall, Dr Richard Mander and A. Idil Gaziulusoy for their informative and interesting presentations. We also thank them for allowing us to make their presentations freely available.

Speaker profiles (as of 29 February 2008):

Dr Ron McDowall is with the Marketing and International Business Department of the Business School at the University of Auckland. He is an expert on frontier design and backcasting methodology.

Dr Richard Mander was named as the World Class New Zealander of the Year in 2004. He is an expert in product development, usability testing, customer research, and innovative user interface design.

A. Idil Gaziulusoy is a PhD student at the International Centre for Sustainability Engineering and Research (ICSER) working with Fisher & Paykel Appliances on a new scenario methodology.