Designing Utopia

Sophia Grote

März / March - 2021

Fachhochschule Potsdam

Master of Arts


Futurology and design - two disciplines that are not far apart in their goals, two subject areas whose parallels could not be clearer and an approach that could not be more relevant to today. As former German Chancellor Willy Brandt once said: "The best way to predict the future is to design it." This task is falling more and more into the hands of designers. In the meantime, these two fields of competence already flow into each other in many areas, but do they benefit sufficiently from each other? This Master's thesis explored how two disciplines can benefit from each other and create new tools together. "Designing Utopia" offers designers the opportunity to integrate scenario building into their work and project processes. The online portal provides them with methods from futurology and design, which can be used to develop scenarios.