In the context of future-oriented activities, a vision is an imagined representation or a shared picture of the (usually desired) future.
The elaboration of shared strategic visions bringing together the viewpoints of the various actors could be the most important intangible output of a Foresight exercise. Developing these visions jointly can contribute to a shared sense of commitment and to the normative. processes.
"Visioning is the process of creating a series of images or visions of the future that are real and compelling enough to motivate and guide people toward focusing their efforts on achieving certain goals." (World Future Society).