We help anticipate and shape the wider consequences of your technology.
WHY YOU'RE HERE
You love making technology.
You hold the earnest belief that technology can, actually, make the world a better place.
You're building something new that you want to have a positive impact.
Yet you're building it faster than you understand its wider effects.
You've witnessed technologies introducing negative, “unintended” consequences – you want to do better.
That's why you’re here.
WHAT WE DO
We're a sociotechnical design consultancy.
We help you anticipate, unpack, and shape the social consequences of your technology.
We critically examine the values, aspirations, and assumptions shaping your technology, along with its long-term potentialities.
We provide strategic options and design directions you may not have considered.
We help guide the trajectory of your technology away from harms, towards leaving a positive legacy.
Fixed With Hindsight
Designed With Foresight
WHAT WE DELIVER
Sprint: 6 weeks. Flat fee. Private convenings. 25-page assessment of your technology.
Over the course of a sprint, we deliver:
[+] An internal report on how the social conditions of your technology is made influence the social impacts your technology makes.
[+] Scenarios covering alternative futures your technology could bring about.
[+] Private convenings to discuss uncertainties, tensions, and risks you’ve observed around your technology.
[+] Strategic opportunities and design principles tailored to your unique circumstances.
An overview of the 6 weeks:
[+] Phase 1: Framing & Immersion
[+] Phase 2: Research & Engagement
[+] Phase 3: Strategic Planning & Design
WHO AM I?
I worked as a tech and innovation consultant for seven years, advising companies across a range of industries on strategy, human-centered design, and agile development.
It dawned on me that we're commercializing emerging technologies with limited consideration of the future.
We build faster than we understand effects. When negative effects become clear, they're often irreversible. We become stuck with them.
I did postgraduate research at University College London to better understand this problem. My studies were interdisciplinary – drawing from STS, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, and history.
Now, I'm combining this academic knowledge with my industry experience to help you shape the effects of your technology.
Your larger asks draw from a network of social scientists, futurists, innovation strategists, designers, and developers.