User.Digital is our interaction design lab
Throughout the history of the studio our co-founder Matthieu Savary has cultivated a passion for interaction design (IxD) and our tradition of research & development in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).
It's fun, and it brings in a lot of insights about what the future holds and how we can improve our relations to machines and to one another. After all, that's what service design is all about: we enjoy turning complicated things into accessible, desirable things, for the majority and for the greater good.
One of our passions has to do with making tools, and giving the chance to non-specialists to realize things they thought were impossible to make by themselves.
Since 2006 – even before User Studio was founded – we've been developing creative tools. Tools for artists and enthusiasts, tools to create & play music, create images, interpret movement. Tools for small kids, tools for big kids.
It's very often that there is no better way to design a creative tool than to use tangible interaction principles.
As an example, we've created a now famous controller known as the Tapioca Toys – it's actually more of a category of controllers that we invented from scratch, the DIRTI (Dirty Tangible Interfaces), where the interaction is messy and dirty but also infinitely nuanced and expressive… like the real world.
We're constantly looking for surprising new explorations to conduct & share and extraordinary new partnerships to found. Don't hesitate, contact us.