A Design Collective

By Mahan Mehrvarz and Pouyan Bizeh

Scenariative is a design collective focusing on scenario-based design. They approach “scenario” as both a context and/or product of design through a range of disciplines. Exploring the marriage of design fiction as a theme and scenario planning as a design thinking method, Scenariative produces alternative plausible futures to study the effects of products yet to be designed and developed. The group consists of two research fellows of Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies (CAST), holding a master of architecture from University at Buffalo, NY. Mahan Mehrvarz focuses on the spatial organization of mixed reality networks via scenario planning and strategic design. Pouyan Bizeh explores fictional storytelling to speculate critical and provacative aspects of future products and services.