Developing innovation focusing on user centred approaches emerged as a request from the companies and institutions supporting the Cité du Design.

SDS was asked to explore opportunities for a new laboratory investigating new usages scenarios for local SMEs as well as large national enterprises.

The study starts with mapping and visits of key user-centred structures in the world from emerging practices survey to usability testing and co-design of new usages…

Scenarios illustrating different studies according the various promising positioning for the lab were debated with a sample of potential client companies.

A ‘prototype-study’ was run by SDS and the Cité with a large local SME to finalise the definition of what is now the LUPI Laboratory for Innovative Usage and Practices…

Cité du Design, France

February 2010


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