Pamirs Expedition, 2019


Projects range from a couple of weeks to year long engagements, and span
foundational research, strategy, design, product, service, brand, community
engagement and communications.

The handy, pocketable and eminently comprehensive Field Study Handbook, Field Edition

Because an international project deliverable is only as good as your local team we published The Little Book Of Fixers

Studio D 2018 End of Year Report

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Now taking applications for the 2019 Afghanistan Short Walk Expedition

Digital Shanzhai Project
 Hardware in to Shenzhen as software is to Silicon Valley. Meet the Digital Shanzhai Project.


In the last year we’ve hosted 28 Field Study Masterclasses (with another upcoming in New York). That's over 500 professionals from companies such as Apple, Airbnb, Facebook and Google, consultancies, and in-house design, research and strategy teams. To give the community a little more shape we’ve decided to start a Field Studies Slack channel, to connect those with similar skills, who may be seeking work and advice. It's a great resource when you're looking to operate globally, including finding fixers and guides. Apply here.

Wakhan mountain peaks
The Afghanistan Trek Scholarship.
We're pleased to announce our 2018 Field / Retreat schedule—to Japan, Myanmar and Lebanon.
Curious what a year in the life of the studio looks like? Our 2017 End of Year Report.
We're pleased to announce the 2018 Field Study Masterclass schedule, with dates in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Paris, Stockholm, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore. 


Studio D Grant, for research and writing at the edge of the grid.
The Field Study Handbook, now available on Studio D or Amazon.
Browse the original Kickstarter campaign.
The essential tools for running international field study projects: Field Study Template Kit.



Consumer research to uncover opportunities in the rice ecosystem in Myanmar.


Field / Sichuan is a 3-day intensive training course on international research methods. [Update: sold out, drop your details here for waitlist and future retreats].


Field / Yoshino is an intensive 3-day training on international field study methods. (Sold out, no waitlist)



A Deep Dive Into Saudi Youth Culture to define a new service offering and brand for a new Saudi telco.

  Always Moving, Always Sharing, a foundational report on Mobile Money usage in Somalia/Somaliland.  

We run those projects.