Bodies in Space
If you can name it, you can game it
Enchant Objects, Spaces & People
Dare to cross industry sectors!
In the age of digital dependency, people often forget they are simply bodies in space. We help them realize they are.
Architecting Health: We respect the principles of design to empower and rejuvenate people’s lives.
Architecting Business: We trust in a cross-sector mindset to augment imagination. We care about the quality of products, customer discovery and brand values.
Architecting Technology: We enchant our client’s brands with expertise in computational and gamer platforms that inspire social engagement, improve workflow and set up the probability for spatial wonder.
Architecting Space: Our design practice begins with understanding our bodies and how they move through space. We design from the inside out.
Operating in-house at LA based RoTo Architects, with close academic ties to SCI-Arc, the RotoLab team collaborates with companies and individuals seeking fresh thinking around product and company innovation to address fast changing social, physical and virtual landscapes.
Our clients come to us with range of complex problems that stem from technological disruption in their industry and balancing costs for new product and program development.
As technologists, architects, gamers and cross-cultural design thinkers, we believe in uniting cross sector teams to generate human – centered options for client action and RotoLab team design. Our consulting and incubation platforms arm clients with team wisdom generated by seasoned professionals and digital natives alike.
At RotoLab, we farm information from future worlds to problem solve for the “long now.” We tap team know how and satellite advisory board expertise to mine opportunity and client partnership points across 4 sectors:
Internet of Things
Health & Clinical Applications
We gather our ultra curious researchers, late night coders, culture mavens and gamers to form highly collaborative teams to strategize solutions for an epic challenge!
RotoLab clients are looking for a partner who offers:
Design for Technology
Design for Business
Think Tank Leadership
Design for Space
Design for Health
Innovations in Health Settings
New Platforms for Digital Health
RotoIncubate is our agile system of incubating new products and companies. We recognize game world dynamics along with Lean Startup and Growth Mindset models in successfully leading design entrepreneurs through an incubation process. We use the Inventio!Brains System as a means of driving innovation through collaboration.
Our gamified Incubation system has multiple entry points to find one's SALT* depending upon the route chosen as the path to victory.
* SALT = a product that is Scalable, Aesthetically pleasing, have passed their Litmus test and are Technologically functional
We offer 4 gamified protocols key to achieving one’s SALT:
1. Milestone Management (goals, strategies, actions, timeline)
2. Self-Management (6 dimensions of brain health and happiness)
3. Team Management (listening, acknowledgement, fairness, autonomy, trust)
4. Online Project Management (Google Drive, Trello and Slack)
Following the Xprize, our RotoLab Prize platform operates to incentivize competition for productivity and cultivate sponsorship. The RotoLab Prize system operates as a talent generating stream that flows directly into our RotoIncubate process for designing and developing new products and hatching the companies that take them to market.
The RotoPrize offers spatially informed designers a chance to imagine a future where the objects they design are “enchanted.” Inspired by David Rose’s theory of enchanted objects, we wish to shine a light on emergent field of objects enchanted with the magic of electronic intelligence. Here in a new enchanted world, sensor smart objects are born with power to anticipate and direct our need. Like the magic mirrors and wands of yesteryear, they will use light and movement to empower the user with special abilities. In a world of enchanted objects, energy is fed by an unseen force — in this case the hidden code feeding the internet of things.
Epic Challenge: Design an “enchanted” kit of parts toy that focuses on spatial interaction.
The kits can incorporate current DIY electronic systems like Arduino, openBCI, Little Bits, or Google Blocks
For Kids, ages 5-10
Why these people? Each is a spatial explorer. Each is a creative. Each is a producer. Each is a researcher. Each is an inventor with curiosity for changing contexts. Each is a story teller, constructed of many voices. Each is a collaborator. Each conceives of worlds that can be built. Each is both a visionary and a pragmatist.
We curated a team of creative equals known to be expert at one-of-a-kind projects. Our criteria was: Each has a synthetic mind accessing trans-disciplinary intelligence. Each takes an open-minded approach to solving problems of any scope or complexity. Each loves to dream of worlds within and beyond worlds, amplified by the experience of realizing them in the world of gravity and consequence.