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We are designers driven by curiosity, information and the human experience.

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Welcome to Department of Unusual Certainties

DoUC is a research and design company driven by curiosity, information, and the human experience. Our team of design strategists with interdisciplinary backgrounds build individualized solutions for organizations seeking to strengthen their strategy, engagement, or to revitalize existing processes. DoUC excels at collaborating with clients, using strategies that can extract meaningful insights to develop work that better connects to and engages with internal and external audiences. We have experience working within a broad range of collaborative partnerships, budgets, and contexts to create with our clients.


We describe the wide-ranging and unique processes we develop as Structured Explorations: we make the structure and you do the exploring.


Using both familiar and unconventional methods—including workshops, experience and journey mapping, question exercises, prototyping, timelining, and games—Structured Explorations are built to suit your organization’s knowledge, needs and skills, and to deliver results. Our projects aim to first identify organizational or community values through workshops and engagement. This ensures project outcomes are closely tied to your core mission, and better enables our clients to create or clarify their vision and desired outcomes through our proven processes of understanding, analyzing, and creating.


What is a Structured Exploration?
We create processes and tools for our clients and partners that ask questions, gather and analyze information, generate insight, devise strategies, prototype ideas, and lead to outcomes rooted in your organization’s vision and values.


Our explorations aim to first identify organizational or community values through workshops and engagement. This ensures project outcomes are closely tied to your core mission, and better enables our clients to create or clarify their vision and desired outcomes through our proven processes of understanding, analyzing, and creating.


Some examples of past Structured Explorations have included community engagements, experience design & mapping, workshop facilitation, or prototyping and concept realization.


Contact us to learn more about our work and processes.

Past clients

Inuit Art Foundation
Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA)
ActionAid Denmark
Hxouse Foundation
Dansk Arkitektur Center
Town of Georgina
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
Friends of the Greenbelt
Art Gallery of Ontario
Cirque du Soliel
Harbourfront Centre
Venice Biennale

City of Experiences

As we enter the 21st century, the experience of life in the contemporary has surpassed the classic development models of the 20th century. We are living in the 50/50 (some might say 70/30), a fluid presence between the virtual and physical worlds. This is shaping alternative modes for how we exist, providing us with the potential to manage and create multiple realities and stories which influence how we want to be seen and understood. But how do we in turn adapt and understand ideologies, structures and systems in this new way of living, modifying the definition of cities to encompass the experiences of the invisible cities that extend beyond physical infrastructure?

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Pioneering Green Communities

The past two years of work with ReWilding and many of the communities around Lake Simcoe has been a huge opportunity for growth at DoUC. We’ve had the chance to contribute to exciting projects and activities, meet so many amazing people and most importantly, see the impact our designs have had on the community. These experiences have been rewarding for us in many ways, but it’s always nice (and humbling!) to receive some outside recognition.

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WORK WITH US

DoUC welcomes the chance to explore ideas, ask questions, and solve problems with new clients and collaborators.

Contact us.

CONTACT

DoUC


Toronto CA
Copenhagen DK


info@wearedouc.com

FOLLOW US

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