May 18, 2018 

We toured UIC's IDEA Commons and discussed Experiential Retail. Read more...

 
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February 6, 2018

"Big Data Still Rules," according to author and librarian Amy Affelt. We discussed characteristics of big data, "clean data," the role of AI in collecting and using data, as well as ways librarians can champion and protect end-user data. Read more...

 
February 16, 2017  We welcomed Miguel Figueroa from the Center for the Future of Libraries. Miguel talked about the Center's mission, initiatives, and how libraries' values determine which trends will be relevant for us.  Read more...

February 16, 2017

We welcomed Miguel Figueroa from the Center for the Future of Libraries. Miguel talked about the Center's mission, initiatives, and how libraries' values determine which trends will be relevant for us. Read more...

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September 13, 2016

We focused on challenging our assumptions. Prior to the meeting we considered a list of trends that we assumed would grow or slow down and looked for opposing viewpoints. Read more...

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January 15, 2016

We used this Fast Company article to jump start a conversation on trends. We selected changes in Health Care as an issue to build scenarios around. Read more...

 

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November 6, 2015

We looked at the trend of voice-activated software and created scenarios in which society as a whole was more financially secure and less financially secure. Read more...