designing strategies & narratives

Let's design
strategies & narratives

From strategic design to interaction design to experience design ~
From story making to story telling to story sharing ~
Design is a matter of tempo, tone and texture ~

Strategy & Design

Design is about action and transformation. Process and form. System(s) with humans.
Architempo works from concept to composition, often busy with challenges in complex systems.
Architempo is a design practice, exploring a diverse range of projects for institutions and companies, with a network of partners.
Founded in 2004 by Alok b. Nandi, its references include a range of works in multiple media, from concept development to strategic design, from interaction design to exhibition design. Narrative design is the practice connecting intents to impacts.


When working with us, one possible design sequence will follow this path:
Conversation. Emergence. Narrative. Interaction. Co-creation. Design. Experience.
We favor a systems approach, humanity-centered. The design areas are often interconnected and labelled as per : interaction design, experience design, service design, scenario design, concept design, communication design & strategic design. And there is of course "design thinking" which keeps us all busy.

Narrative & Innovation

What matter is how - how we approach problems and opportunities.
What matter is where - where are the innovation agents and triggers.
What matter is when - when are the innovation triggers active.
At Architempo, we explore multiple Innovation Modes and Methods.
Tools like the Strategic Design Canvas and the Narrative Design Canvas are explored in co-creation workshops.
We focus on how to connect creativity (new/different ideas) to innovation (implemented novel ideas) via design (tools and practices allowing to engage humans in the transformation phases). Design is a journey, with multiple stakeholders, and innovation is a state/station we reach, thanks to strategies and roadmaps we co-design.
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Interaction Design

IxDA = Interaction Design Association
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Alok Nandi was Conference Chair of Interaction14 in Amsterdam, Board Member (2015-2020) and President of IxDA (2018-2020).

An Optimal Tempo

scenario + conception
information architecture
cross-media art direction
navigation + interaction design


A studio
architecturing the user experience tempo
urban, natural, artificial, real, cyber
working | playing with rhythms

narrative design
experience design

Conferences & Events

Alok Nandi is a regular speaker and convenor in international conferences and events.

Let's open innovation.
Let's open design.
Let's open change.
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