The following note relates to Afford Two, Eat One: Financial Inclusion in Rural Myanmar.
Throughout this project the team created a number of pop-up studios, spaces highly suited to international research, design and innovation projects that require rapid immersion into new consumer segments, and considerable iteration on ideas and designs
Studio D Radiodurans has published a guide: Pop-up Studio: Designing The Design Experience available in Personal and Corporate editions. The guide explores the art and science of repurposing spaces for creative output.
Over the past ten years the team has extensive experience at running international projects for multinational corporate, non-profit and socially driven organisations. We’ve built a comprehensive understanding what it takes to create an optimal space to gather data, draw insight, and apply the knowledge to guide strategy, and the design of new products and services. The approach is particularly affective at bridging interpersonal and cultural divides on multi-national teams from very different backgrounds, building trust with a local team, and is affective at elevating the creativity and productivity of individuals and the team.
This guide explains how to run a pop-up studio, when and why it is appropriate, the trade-offs that need to be understood, with plenty of examples from around the globe.