Smallab is our interaction design lab
At User Studio, we have a long-lasting tradition of research & development and a passion for interaction design. Ultimately, we're designers. 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 know as the DIRTI – it's actually more of a category of controllers that we invented from scratch, the Dirty Tangible Interfaces, where the interaction is messy and dirty but also infinitely nuanced and expressive… like the real world. Those interfaces are indeed real-world interfaces, such as a tapioca bowl or fur. Seriously.
We're constantly looking for surprising new explorations to conduct & share and extraordinary new partnerships to found. Contact us.