Why is change so difficult?

Because we want to know why it’s worth while. As with all new things, transition takes effort, even for organisations and teams that are eager to change. They often lack imagination of what it will be like, once their idea will have become reality. What the world will look like when they will have succeeded in their work. In short, why it’s worth the trouble to let go of „the old“ and let „the new“ in.

That’s why we build a bridge into the future: with transition experience design. With you, we co-create an experience of this new reality. For who’s once visited a great new place, knows why he wants to go there again.


Why it’s worth it

Visions enable change

With us, you will get a glimpse of the world you are striving for. From our clients, we get the feedback that experiencing their vision helps them to…

  • find partners and supporters

  • provide their employees with a mutual aim

  • make the right decisions

  • overcome setbacks

Transition Experience Design

In order to convey your vision to others, we design a personal experience making the best thinkable future tangible today. How will our daily routines look in a  post growth society? In a neighbourhood sharing common property? In a school with a deep democratic approach? We design an experience according to your target group and available resources. We don’t do science fiction but show the effects of change on a future reality.
Our experience spaces have the power to change perspectives and create long-lasting memories.

Implementation

We work with performance, film, VR and physical walk-in prototypes e.g. at events. From our large network of craftspeople, technicians, designers, casters, actors, directors, writers and musicians, we put together the dream team for prototyping your vision.
For some organizations, it makes sense to start off with agile social prototypes: like pioneers, your team explores the terrain of possibilities. If the prototype turns out a success, others can easily follow.

Where will your vision lead you?

Discover it in our workshop on narratives.

In order to get to know each other, let’s co-create narratives for your vision. This workshop is geared towards organizations that have ideas about the measures to take, maybe even a strategy – but lack a clear picture of what the future will be like for the stakeholders once the work is done. What are the daily routines about? How does it smell, sound and taste? In this workshop, we set out to learn more about that specific future through stories. We apply proven international methodology mostly unknown in Germany. In the end you’ll receive a documentation of the results.


Who we are

Ella Lagé is an experienced digital pioneer, service designer, campaigner and team lead. For her, it was one small step from “user experiences” to “transition experience design”: Both approaches radically focus on the needs and desires of individuals. Anticipating and planning experiences requires empathy, which she also applied as a facilitator in innumerable workshops. Previous clients include: German Telekom, O2, Vodafone, VW, SAP, Siemens, Universal Music, Gruner+Jahr and the football club 1. FC St. Pauli.

Ella Lagé

Lea Sauer is a cultural scientist with an MBA in entrepreneurship. In 2006, she came to realize that one can change the world by claiming utopia: Together with others she legally squatted a vacant prefabricated slab at the Polish border and transformed it into an international student residence. As an assistant director, she coordinated technicians and creatives in film productions and at the Bavarian State Opera. She knows exactly what needs to happen before the curtains rise or the clapperboard claps.

Lea Sauer

Among others our network consists of
Reframe Videos high-quality (short) films
Magdalena Schnitzler director, actor
Anja Meta Meyer production design, photography
Stephanie Maile casting
Realities.io real places in virtual reality
Studio Neue Museen exhibition design
Beamaround lighting & video design
Markus Beckedahl, journalist for digital present & future
– and many others.

Our Partners