Deflexor 2033 is a future macrotrends map developed for design application scenarios. It is the result of ongoing academic research conducted by IED Barcelona over the past 10 years and is conceived as a global dynamic compass.
The aim of this tool is to help design education institutions use macrotrend insights to guide design driven innovation through design student projects over the next fifteen years.
Deflexor is composed of three mega-trend drivers, twelve macrotrends, six design application scenarios and a constellation of different examples of microtrends. The three drivers, on a global scale, are change factors that have played an important role in change in every period of human history since early civilisation: demographics, technology and globalisation.