designing our future

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Nick Foster is an industrial designer, futurist and writer based in Oakland, California.

He is currently Head of Design at X (formerly Google X), and a partner at the Near Future Laboratory, pioneering work in the field of Design Fiction. Both roles are focused on creating detailed depictions of the future to aid in present day reflection and decision making.

He gained his MA from the Royal College of Art in London in 2001.

His writing has been published in the Alpine Review, Core77, Blueprint, BoingBoing, Wired and Stylus.

He has spoken around the world at conferences including the MeConvention in Frankfurt, dConstruct in Brighton and Interaction15 in San Francisco.

His cat is called Florence.