The Wrecking Crew
 
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The Future Cognition Collaborative is a new model for innovating. We give organizations on-demand access to a community of world-class creative teams.
 
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WHO WE ARE


We are an open community of diverse group of makers and thinkers, drawn from a variety of disciplines: technologists, visual/communication designers, design researchers, systems thinkers/strategists, UX designers, and storytellers.
 
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OUR LAB FOCUSES ON THREE TOPIC AREAS:


 
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ON-DEMAND ECONOMY

The Future of
Work


We have become inseparable from the capabilities made possible by digital tools. Our productivity depends on computing networks for finding and executing our digital work. Our economy depends on social networks for distributing resources, facts, and permissions.
What is the best way for people to organize and collaborate using distributed network technology that are both economically viable and socially sustainable?
 
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POST-IDENTITY LIFE

The Future of
Personal Data


Fair and open data-markets are the backbone of trustworthy services.
The future of personal data requires intuitive systems that balance privacy, fairness, security, openness and sustainability.


What is the best way for people to comprehend and control their online identities while ensuring peace-of-mind and the integrity of their personal data?
 
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PIXELSTREAM ADDICTION

The Future of
Engagement


As design technology makes computing systems more powerful and useful, we find ourselves more dazzled by its pixie dust. We love it when people give us things we enjoy, but the problem is that enjoyment is a brain-circuit that's easily to hack and addict.

What is the best way to design behaviors, interactions and interface technology that yields experiences and routines that are socially and psychologically healthy?

 

HOW YOU ENGAGE WITH US

BECOMING A SPONSOR GIVES YOU:

Tangible Prototyping
Turn new ideas into high-fidelity prototypes for testing and sharing with your constituents, collaborators and stakeholders.

Strategic Futurecasting
Uncover compelling insights and frameworks for exploring new directions and opportunities.

Talent Sourcing and Networking
Connect with other sponsors and find emerging talent trained by top design schools and vetted by The Wrecking Crew.

Sustain and Scale Innovation
Start from small and grow into larger programs for transformation and innovation at scale
 
BECOMING A FELLOW GIVES YOU:

Real World Experience
Become a core member of a cross-functional design teams building real things for real sponsors (and it's paid!)

Community of Practice
Build new connections with a select group of practitioners, and level-up leadership skills.

Opportunity to Design the Future
Make your mark on The Future of Work, The Future of Interface, and The Future of Social Engagement.

Experts as Your Mentors
Learn from experts in behavioral economics, augmented intelligence, design strategy, and more.