Who is this guide intended for?
This online guide aims to be of use both to practitioners who are designing and running Foresight activities and other stakeholders interested in the results of a Foresight exercise.
It aims to provide:
- Information about Foresight
- Practical guidance and advice on how to carry out an exercise
- Examples illustrating the information with experience from previous exercises
This guide is mainly intended for newcomers and will therefore only give the first taste of many of the topics. Additional references are included for users that need to go deeper into any particular area.
Using this guide
There are several ways in which you can use this guide:
- Systematically collecting information about various aspects of Foresight by browsing through the sections of the left hand menu step by step or following the "Next..." links at the foot of each main page (these take you through the guide in the same order as the menu).
- Dipping into the guide to find information on specific topics by selecting a link from the left hand menu
- Looking up definitions and short explanations in the list of keywords (also linked from the main body of some of the pages).
- As many users prefer to read off-line, the pages have been designed to print without unnecessary graphics such as the logo and navigation menu.
- The size of the text can be changed: used control+wheel if you have a mouse wheel, or the text size option from the view menu in Internet Explorer.
- There is a text version of the navigation menu on the site map page.
- All the main pages in the site have a "Next..." link in the bottom right-hand corner. This takes you to the next page in the structure defined by the left-hand menu (or the next item on the list on the site-map page).
- There is also a (Flash) demo of the site you can access here.
Note that the information on this site is subject to a copyright and disclaimer.