People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

Monthly Method Spotlight: Long-Range Forecast

socialfeed-info-the-old-farmers-almanac-uses-a-secret-formula-to-predict-longrange-weatherLong-Range Forecast


When/why: Think about the future and its implications in order to anticipate behavior changes of users. Predicting these changes can help guide design decisions

How:  Write up a description of how social and/or technological trends might influence people in the future.

Tips: This can be combined with other methods. For example, long-range forecast, with a user’s current behavioral archaeology to demonstrate how a new technology may alter the user’s placement, wear patterns, and organization of places & things.

Interested in using/applying these methods in your work? Contact us for information.


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