Association of Professional Futurists

Jake Dunagan

Austin / TX / US / North America


Areas of Expertise
Futures Studies, Gov Design, Experiential Futures, Visual Communication, Strategic Foresight
Short Biography
Jake Dunagan is an experiential futurist, governance designer, and teacher. He is Director of Design Futures and Managing Director of the Austin office for verynice—a design, strategy, and foresight social enterprise that gives half of its work away for free. He is adjunct professor in the Strategic Foresight and Design Strategy MBA programs at the California College of the Arts, where he teaches foresight, experiential futures, and social invention.

Jake’s work centers around the concept of social invention. He has developed concepts and participatory methods to help individuals, organizations, and institutions re-imagine and re-design their futures. He has worked with groups around the world on topics ranging from applied embodied cognition, judicial foresight, kid’s technologies, intellectual property law, service innovation, and the future of work. He has helped create tools to increase citizen participation in political system design, and he also creates visual media, interactive experiences, and public engagement projects that inject alternative visions of the future into the present.