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Children's rights

Involving children from the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles in preparing policy on their rights, with debates and artistic workshops.

A participatory journey with over 100 children from the French-speaking Belgian Community, to prepare policy on their rights. We spent a year in workshops, creating, debating and feeling moved.
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Energy-efficient housing

The standards for energy-efficient buildings are reshaping the way people live in them. The question, then, is how to factor people into the way new-generation buildings are designed and managed.

Energy-efficient homes are changing people’s lifestyles. On this project, Méthos worked with dwellers, housing organisations and authorities to integrate the human dimension more effectively in new construction standards.
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Bruxelles Environnement

Participation in co-housing projects

An overview of best practices and the most effective ways of applying participatory methods to housing projects. What does participatory design involve? Why involve tenants in it? What strategies and tools work best? A study for the King Baudouin Foundation.

With a view to disseminating co-design philosophy, the King Baudouin Foundation asked Méthos to map out best practices and methods to foster participation in designing or renovating buildings.

Recreational running

Building and positioning a brand for runners, starting with an ethnographic study of practices in Europe and China, for Décathlon. A study for Décathlon.

In a matter of years, recreational running has swept across the planet and become a social phenomenon. Décathlon asked Méthos to shed light on these shifts and build a global development strategy, with a focus on China. A project which combines ethnography, consulting and design thinking.

The liberated company

There is a lot of theory about liberated companies, but not many liberated companies as such. Most of the process is still unexplored. Méthos worked with an SNCF subsidiary on its journey to this new organisational model.

The liberation of companies has often been theorised but rarely been put into practice, so little is known about the actual process as yet. Méthos worked with an SNCF subsidiary (French Rail) on its journey to this new organisational model.

Re-inventing coach travel

Developing and launching French railway operator SNCF’s first European long-distance bus service, in partnership with id-sl.

The development and launch of the first pan-European long-distance bus travel with French railway operator SNCF. In partnership with id-sl.

The future of automobiles

Bringing the vehicles of the future into focus, starting with ways people use electric cars. Because electric cars today are the closest step to the autonomous cars of tomorrow.

Bringing the vehicles of the future into focus, starting with ways people use electric cars. Because electric cars today are the closest step to the autonomous cars of tomorrow.

Senior mobility

An ethnography study as a starting point for innovation for French rail operator SNCF.

Mobility in all its forms, including routine outings, day to day commutes, tourism is booming while the population is in the same time ageing. Combine these two trends and it’s easy to see why senior mobility is one of the most vital aspects of ageing well. Méthos has studied senior mobility in trains for SNCF, the French rail operator.