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OCAD MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation: Notes Toward a Bibliography April 9, 2009

Posted by Greg Van Alstyne in OCAD MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation.
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Strategic Innovation Lab under the direction of Lenore Richards has been assisting Lenore’s development of the forthcoming OCAD degree program, Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation. More information on the Foresight MDes program is available from OCAD’s web site.

Below are the beginnings of a bibliography which we’ve been assembling for support of the program’s faculty and students.

We welcome reactions or additions from readers of this blog, including faculty and students — please let us know what we are missing:

Notes for a Bibliography
MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation


  • Abrams, Janet; Hall, Peter. (editors) Else/where: Mapping New Cartographies of Networks and Territories. Minnesota: Univeristy of Minnesota Press,
  • Christensen, Clayton M. The Innovator’s Dilemma. New York: HarperCollins, 2003
  • Christensen, Clayton M. The Innovator’s Solution. Boston: Harvard Business School, 2003
  • Drucker, Peter F. Technology, Management & Society. New York: Harper & Row, 1958
  • Fahey, Liam; Randall, Robert M. (editors)  Learning from the Future. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1998
  • Fry, Tony. Design Futuring:  Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice. Oxford, UK: Berg, 2009
  • Georghiou, Luke; Harper, Jennifer Cassingena; Keenan, Michael; Miles, Ian; Popper, Rafael. (editors) The Handbook of Technology Foresight. Northampton, Ma.: Edward Elgar, 2008
  • Heskett, John. A Short Introduction to Design, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2005
  • Hines, Andy; Bishop, Peter.  (editors) Thinking about the Future. Washington: Social Technologies, 2006
  • Jonas, Wolfgang. A Scenario for Design. MIT Press: Design Issues, Spring 2001, Vol. 17, NO. 2, Pages 64-80.
  • Moore, Geoffrey A. Crossing the Chasm. New York: HarperCollins, 2006
  • Norman, Donald A. The Design of Future Things. Philadelphia, PA: Basic Books, 2007
  • Roam, Dan. Back of the Napkin. New York: Penguin, 2008
  • Schwartz, Peter. The Art of the Long View. New York: Doubleday, 1991
  • Shamiyeh, Michael. Organizing for Change. Boston: Birkhauser, 2007
  • Stacey, Ralph. (editor) Experiencing Emergence in Organizations. New York: Routledge, 2005
  • Stacey, Ralph; Griffin, Douglas; Shaw, Patricia. (editors) complexity and Emergence in Organizations. New York: Routledge, 2000
  • Sterling, Bruce. Shaping Things. Cambridge, Mass,: MIT Press, 2005
  • Sterling, Bruce. Tomorrow Now. New York: Random House, 2002
  • Sterman, John D. Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World.
  • Streatfield, Philip. The Paradox of Control in Organizations. New York: Routledge, 2001

Journals (With thanks to Walter Derzko)

Peer Reviewed

  • Technology Forecasting and Social Change
  • Technovation
  • Futures Research
  • Long Range Planning
  • Foresight; the journal for future studies strategic thinking and policy
  • Technology analysis and strategic management
  • Technological Forecasting
  • Futures
  • Futures Research Quarterly


  • The Futurist (World Future Society)
  • Future Survey (World Future Society)  “I like this one” — Walter

These domain specific journals often carry futures related papers:

  • Business Horizons
  • Applied Energy
  • Energy Policy

Special issue of Artifact: Canonical design writings December 10, 2008

Posted by Greg Van Alstyne in Future of Design: Designing for Emergence, Open Calls, sLab Education.
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Here’s an interesting call from the journal that published Bob Logan’s and my first collaborative paper on Designing for Emergence. The result should be a vital resource for design research and education

Journal: Artifact
Special Issue: Canonical writings on design

Artifact, an international peer-reviewed academic journal dealing with design, plans a special issue for mid-2009 dedicated to canonical writings on design. Any search of the literature on design reveals a burgeoning field of writing that recurrently reformulates itself according to processes of economic, social and technological change. Within this flux of ideas, however, there are certain books that warrant acknowledgment as anchor points for any investigation into their respective area of design. The Artifact special issue on canonical writings in design welcomes articles on single books or groups of books that you consider have a significant and enduring place in the literature of design.

Where some view canon formation as an expression of ideological control, the special issue seeks to stimulate debate concerning design’s essential readings by exploring the authority of highly valued texts. Artifact encourages cross-fertilization, interconnections, and crossbreeding among different scientific disciplines, the design industry, and the arts. We seek reviews that reflect the broad field of design and show how a canonical design literature is open and expanding, as new issues and influences impact on the activity of design.

The goal of the issue is to add to the design field’s intellectual robustness, to establish principles for the ongoing critical evaluation of key texts and to ensure that important works are not neglected as a result of the ongoing cycle of publication. Alternatively, we recognize that the scope of a single journal issue means any attempt at canon-identification will be neither all-embracing nor definitive. The proposed books will thus shed light on the interplay of current and enduring concerns in design.

Review essays should be no more than 3,500 words in length and are due 1 February 2009.

We already have a number of books proposed for review, so please check to see whether your intended book is free for review by contacting the special issue editor:

Carolyn Barnes, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Senior Research Fellow
Swinburne Design
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia


For information on Artifact please visit: http://www.informaworld.com/artifact