I speculate future scenarios, socio-technical visions, and beautiful dreams through Design.
I am a Strategic Design Futurist at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Visiting Associate Professor at **Tohoku University.**
Masaki Iwabuchi is a NY-based Strategic Design Futurist and now works as a Strategic Design Futurist at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and a Visiting Associate Professor at Tohoku University. He is also organizing the Speculative Futures Tokyo Initiative. His expertise is in User Experience Design, Speculative Design, Vision Design, and Artistic Intervention. He envisions future scenarios, socio-technical visions, and beautiful dreams in the organization through designed artifacts.
He published an academic paper on the practice of the Transition Design at PIVOT2020 hosted by Design Research Society. He served as a judge of Good Living 2050 International Vision Design Contest 2023. Recent awards include the Core77 Design Awards under the Speculative Design Category(2020). Formerly he was a Product Design Lead at IBM Japan and had 10+ years of business and design leadership experience in the industry. He holds MFA in Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design(2020) and BE in Information & Communication Engineering at the University of Tokyo(2007).
About Masaki in more detail
Speculative Designer Masaki Iwabuchi Envisions Futures With Everyone
My mission is blurring existing borders and cultivating pluriversal wholeness to overcome wicked problems in individual, organizational, social, and governmental levels beyond the Cartesian belief system. I use design as a critical tool for mediating different entities and creating serendipitous products, services, organizations, and visions towards humans in the future.
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