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Drivers of Change

Explore the most impactful trends shaping the future of our urbanized planet. Discover what is driving change around our world and engage with a tool that is used around the world to help anticipate global challenges in order to shape a better world. Designed and built with Ojingo for Arup Foresight, Research and Innovation.

This unique platform presents a collection of over 250 emerging trends, impactful innovations, and system interactions that are shaping our collective future. The diverse issues probe themes from climate change and urbanization to energy, food, water and beyond; all examined through the five STEEP lenses: Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, and Political.

The unique hexagonal navigational system was inspired by Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion map. Each hexagon is comprised of six triangles, each polygon connects to adjacent polygons, forming at visual and navigational connection of the elements that make up our built environment.

The Drivers of Change platform was designed and built to be easily updated as STEEP conditions change. As well, the platform runs on a multitude of environments, from Apple and Android phones and tablets to large touchscreen kiosks. It is in use by Arup Americas using it as a business development and recruitment tool and universities.

  • DesignBrian C Wilson
  • Project DevelopmentMark Pearsall
  • EngineeringOjingo & Josh Stephenson
  • Date2015 – Present

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