Case Studies

Working at the intersection of Design, Business, and Technology

Here are some examples of recent projects.

The list is not exhaustive.

If you want to know more about a specific project, or would like to know more, please let us know.

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LIMSI/RPE: EGG

6 months - independent consultant

Challenge

Enable effective collaboration between a research lab and a startup to create a hub of connected objects for the home.

Stakeholders

  • LIMSI: engineers at the R&D lab
  • RPE: team at start-up
  • AXEnergie: first client of start-up

Process

  • Participated in internal external meetings with the stakeholders
  • Worked with engineers to create functional prototypes
  • Collaborative workshops to determine design strategies, based on results from user research
  • Searched for manufacturers in China

Deliverables

  • Market research reports
  • Design strategy
  • Visual Identity
  • 3D-printed prototypes
  • UX and UI

Dalkia: Vision 2020

3 weeks - freelance consultant at attoma

Challenge

Help Dalkia clarify and define their strategic vision for 2020 and create storytelling material to get buy-in from their C-suite.

Stakeholders

  • Attoma: project manager, and consultants
  • Dalkia: the innovation team and 6 other members from different departments.

Process

  • 4 workshops from the definition of the scope of the project, to the elaboration of the concept and content, to final delivery.
  • Worked with internal team at attoma to create activities of the workshop.

Deliverables

  • Strategic research on Dalkia
  • Intermediate sketches and contents
  • Final PowerPoint presentation

Teamer

3 weeks - independent consultant

Challenge

Help the early stage start-up at Station f define their business model and then produce a functional prototype

Stakeholders

2 co-founders

Process

  • 3 workshops

Deliverables

  • Service design canvases
  • Adobe XD prototype
  • Business model simulations

Université Paris-Saclay

On-going

Challenges

Use the creative process to bring 19 member schools together under the new university for this major initiative sponsored by the French government.

Stakeholders

  • Members of the communications department at Université Paris-Saclay
  • 15 communications directors from member schools
  • graphic designers, developers, motion designers, musician

Process

  • Competition during the pitching stage
  • Workshops to get buy-in from the visual identity work group
  • Interviews and workshops to understand, and propose solutions to facilitate the flow of information between the complex systems involving multiple stakeholders, target audience, and various channels.

Deliverables

  • Brand Guides
  • Interactive New Year’s cards for the last 3 years and counting
  • Marketing and communications material

Digital Clarity Group

On-going

Challenge

Helping an analyst firm specialized in IT and Customer Experience establish their brand image and communicate complex concepts.

Stakeholders

  • Team of 12 people at Digital Clarity including CEO and analysts who are spread out geographically.
  • Graphic designers.
  • External content consultant.

Process

  • Work digitally with the whole team.

Deliverables

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Information design

MediaCombo

On-going

Challenge

Being the external design department of a small service company dedicated to creating vibrate digital experiences for cultural institutions.

Stakeholders

  • Clients of MediaCombo
  • Internal team at MediaCombo including project managers developers, UX designers, content producers…

Process

  • Working together for almost 10 years through all stages of projects starting from bidding, research, to final delivery.

Deliverables

  • Strategic recommendations
  • Wireframes, prototypes
  • Design deliverables for programmers
  • Marketing material
  • Corporate website

Attoma: Strategic Audit

3 months - independent consultants

Challenge

Understand the competitive environment of the design industry and make recommendations for actions for change

Stakeholders

  • 27 employees at attoma
  • 2 external consultants

 

Process

  • Interviews
  • 1 workshop
  • 1 presentation
  • Secondary research

Deliverables

  • Recommendations
  • 60 page report
  • Slide presentation

Additional and Confidential Projects

Meeting Art

A research project between the CNRS and ENSCI to collect viewers’ physiological responses to works of art. Managing the application for funding, interaction with researchers, and developers to design and deliver a platform using connected objects.

 

Drugs 4 Africa

Business plan consulting, user journey, service blueprint, operation and marketing strategy for a startup.

Waverley Labs

Managing marketing material for a start-up specialized in Software Defined Perimeter and other innovative methods in cybersecurity.

 

Simplicity Engine

Advising on business strategy and creating a business plan for this Canadian start-up offering a low-code platform solution for software integration.