Verge: a General Practice Framework for Futures Work. Note: this post was originally published on 8/1/2014.
[Note: this piece was previously published in the April edition of the APF Compass, the monthly membership publication of the Association of Professional Futurists] Introduction Put simply, Verge is a way to frame and explore changes in the world. Originally intended as an alternative taxonomy for environmental scanning, it has evolved through use into a general practice framework that is used today by foresight professionals at virtually every stage of futures research. The framework is composed of six domains of human experience: Define, Related, Connect, Create, Consume, and Destroy. VERGE FUTURES FRAMEWORK — AndSpace Consulting. Consume –The way in which we acquire and use the goods and services we create.
Examples: consumer preferences, modes of exchange, marketing, retail practices There’s argument as to how many categories actually exist in VERGE. Dr. An Introduction to "Verge" Summary of VERGE (ethnographic futures framework devised by Richard L… Dialogue,%20Collective%20Thinking,%20and%20Org%20Learning.pdf.