Join us for this free 45-minute ONLINE presentation at 1:00 p.m. EST with

Leah Zaidi 

Founder, Multiverse Design

Followed by a Q&A session

When COVID-19 began, many of us looked to science fiction and found that pandemic stories didn’t fit the reality that emerged – we were looking in the wrong place! High-tech, low-life, and an uncertain future places us in a cyberpunk dystopia; COVID-19 is all about order and control, and this has implications for what and how we design in the present and for the future.

This presentation will demonstrate why we’re in a cyberpunk dystopia and how we can design our way out of it.


Understand the value of dystopias and how they can be applied in human-centred design initiatives.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. What is a dystopia
  2. The role of dystopias in society
  3. Why we’re living in a cyberpunk dystopia
  4. The design implications of a cyberpunk dystopia
  5. How to use dystopias strategically

Target Audience

This talk is for everyone who wants to harness the strategic power of storytelling.