In order to improve people's everyday lives, there is one basic requirement: assemble a caring, enthusiastic and optimistic team. A team that shares a certain understanding of the power of designers and design to achieve its mission
We are pioneers in service design in France. We started in 2009, are based in Paris and operate in Europe and further afield if you like.
User Studio started off as an adventure for 3 mates from design school who, at the end of 2008, wanted to join forces to continue working together on projects that would make them proud. Inventive, elegant, surprising, but also useful, idealistic projects, tinged with Bauhaus, Americanism and digital technology.
Selected several times for the IxDA Awards, spotted by both national & international media, these projects gave the studio the opportunity to grow and hire about 20 designers, business devevelopers and creative technologists. And to organise happy feasts.
To fulfill its members' thirst for new experiences and their curiousness about the world that surrounds them, the studio invites brilliant people regularly to give talks that will lead the studio's designers into doing their jobs a little differently every time. As an example, here is a sound design & creative coding initiation that ran in 2019 and 2020.
The will to pursue a mission that generates value for the greater good has only strengthened year after year, and it drives the way we recruit studio members. We are proud to see our designs and tools in the hands of millions of users daily [except maybe in this photo, but it was 8AM at the Pompidou Center].
And to wrap all this, the future? We want it the most beautiful, the most sustainable and the most human possible. Full of basketball games with kids from the neighborhood.
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We are all service designers, each with his or her own specific set of skills
Strategic service designers
Service strategy, experience strategy, organisations’ strategy… The strategic design of services combines branding, desirability, insights from ethnographic research, as well as organisational and budgetary matters.
For us, there is no question of separating the design of the digital experience from a service. This means that our designers have both UX and UI skills, because we feel the quality of an experience depends on in-depth work in both areas.
The beauty experts are called upon to help put the good ideas created by our teams into the right shape. These graphic designers by training have to juggle all the visual problems presented by the various projects, ensure the forms are coherent and always remain on the lookout for new trends.
UX/UI designers by birth, our creative technologists often have an annoying tendency to imitate professional developers and electronic engineers, to watch web tutorials until 4 a.m., which has, however, allowed them to acquire remarkable experience in the quest for technical solutions.
Cornerstones of the collaboration that we are developing with our business ecosystem, our project architects are tasked with defining the requests from our prospective clients/existing clients, evaluating their financial feasibility, the timescale, and above all, whether they are in line with the studio's vision.
Based in Paris, north of Montmartre, the studio is surrounded by budding, innovative businesses with an incubator and a training school for internet-based professions, the Paris Region Innovation Nord Express.