Atelier Sensitive fits in a long Dutch design tradition. It is aimed at designing sensitive environments and objects, to enable an intelligent interaction with and between users. In this process, sensual perception is the central issue. Atelier Sensitive has it’s own prototyping facilities.
Prototyping is an essential part of Waag Society’s design based research. Bas developed several workshop formats based on prototyping techniques, ranging from design education to innovation processes.
Waag Society’s prototyping facilities are open to the public under the Fablab program. Fablab is an abbreviation for Fabrication Laboratory. In a Fablab, (almost) any type of object can be created beyond the confines of Research & Development departments of industrial monopolists. Fablabs directly facilitate self-expression through personal fabrication. According to Waag Society Fablabs, may be the key to true open innovation.