who we are, What we do
The world is awash with data.
There are many ways to reveal what people do and how. We can reveal why.
Founded by Jan Chipchase, Studio D specialises in international design and research projects. Our work spans commercial, nonprofit and government clients, all with a global remit.
We use human centered design, remote sensing, social listening, prototyping, rapid calibration and many other established and experimental techniques to document and decipher human motivation. Our projects impact strategy, design, public policy, community engagement, partnership models and brands.
We're as comfortable running projects in modern metropolises in China to edge-of-grid Afghanistan and pretty much anywhere in between.
For a sense of scale, and reach, see where we operate. A small, focussed and highly motivated team, can achieve big things.
Every project starts with pioneering research that is able to pinpoint underlying motivations and why people do what they do. We use this foundational understanding of human behaviour to reframe the world, define untapped markets, and identify existential opportunities, and threats.
We work on those projects.
To discuss a project, contact us.
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Where We Operate
From dense-urban to edge-of-grid, and pretty much everywhere in between. It's not easy, but that's half the point.
We have on-the-ground experience of Afghanistan, Austria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burundi, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Somalia/Somaliland, South Korea, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.