PUCA Research Studio

Research project looking at the way people use things in the home.

Project Partners: France Telecom, EDF, CMH compagnie metropolitain díhabitation
Financed by: French Ministry of Public Works, Transport, Housing, Tourism and Maritime affairs.

This research involved observing how objects are used in the home, for their original function and in other inventive ways. By understanding the manner people use objects, the aim is to build on innovative uses that people find themselves.

The research focuses on three ‘flows’; food, washing and communication in the home.

The aim of this project was to develop innovative product solutions that adapt or 'evolve' with as person and they become older and their living habits change.

images from project

ENSCI Les Ateliers, September 2005 - March 2006, tutors: Philippe Comte and Marie-Haude Caraës
photography: the interview team     graphics, sketches and 3D models: Joanne Tauber