EOOS Social Design employs industrial design strategies to respond to the great challenges in our world, such as the climate crisis or social injustice. We see design as a tool for social change. We aim to create alternatives for future, sustainable lifestyles.
We make “Design for the Real World”
Victor Papanek, 1971
We are changemakers.
Industrial design for good
"Over 1.7 billion people still do not have basic sanitation services, such as private toilets or latrines." WHO: “Sanitation Facts.”
Our services help to provide sanitation for all (SDG 6).
Our designs are based on transformative technologies and strategies. We use rapid prototyping to create models which show future scenarios and products with a positive impact. We have a systemic view. We love local production, open design and high-tech. We use circular design methods to help industries on their way towards circular economy. We are partnering with pioneers and changemakers. We operate as a social business.
EOOS Social Design has the great opportunity to collaborate with NGOs like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (US) or the Red Cross (AT) and research institutions such as Georgia Tech Research Institute (US), the Pollution Research Group of the University of KwaZulu–Natal (SA), Bristol Robotics Laboratory (UK), CSEM (CH), and EAWAG (CH). We do research, design, and prototyping. We introduce laboratory technology into real life contexts through field tests and design mockups. We formulate the point of departure for the engineering and industrialization of world changing products and services. Besides engagements on a contract basis or research grants, we initiate our own projects with future spin-off.
EOOS Social Design is experienced in developing design models that can be tested in real life contexts, to gather important findings on the employed technologies and user behavior prior to industrialization. We generate design mock-ups for test sites in Europe, Africa, and India with support from local teams in technology installation and maintenance, scientific research, and test site setup.
We are an industrial design studio that focuses on translating technologies into products and visualizing them in full scale. We use state–of–the–art software and rapid prototyping technologies, such as additive manufacturing, to visualize future-oriented products. While engineering services are outsourced to partners, we focus on design and deliver design models that can be used to better understand user behavior. These models serve as the departure points for subsequent industrialization processes.
EOOS Social Design works on the basis of design contracts, research grants, and commissions. Besides concrete assignments, we initiate our own design projects to investigate future potentials and product ideas on the horizon and to advocate the urgent need for alternatives to unsustainable lifestyles around the globe. Our research fields include future mobility, water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), energy generation, and synergetic coexistence with nature.