chapter  4
Futures Literacy Laboratories (FLL) in practice
An overview of key design and implementation issues
ByRiel Miller
Pages 15

The first goal of any process meant to research or develop Futures Literacy (FL) as a capability must be to find a way to make anticipatory assumptions (AA) explicit and observable. The solution to this challenge, after considerable reflection and debate in the early stages of the UNESCO FL Project (Miller, 2014), was to design and deploy a tool that eventually came to be called Futures Literacy Laboratories-Novelty (FLL-N). As discussed in Chapter 1, FLL-N is a sub-set of a more general FLL design meta-framework. The difference between FLL and FLL-N is that the former consists of a set of design principles for processes that enable the discovery and invention of AA, from just one to many, and the latter is a specific implementation designed with the goal of ensuring that participants explore a broad range of AA, specifically those that encompass ‘extra-systemic’ or outside-the-box kinds of novelty (Tuomi, 2017).