Launch of the Interdisciplinary Innovation Programme “Inclusive Shared Housing Experience” (IIP HIP-XP)

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As part of its innovation programme, Ouest Industrie Créatives is launching the Interdisciplinary Innovation Programmes (IIP), which aim to take up the challenges linked to major transitions through the prism of the user experience and innovation of use. On June 2, 2021, the launch meeting of the HIP-XP programme was held, including the restitution of the first workshop.

HIP-XP is part of the major societal transitions and aims to contribute to the evolution towards an innovative, more shared and more inclusive habitat. The programme is based on the Participe 3.0 research project, which contributes to the definition of support for young adults with autism, currently living in specialised accommodation (MCH), towards access to shared inclusive housing with a view to autonomy and full citizen participation.

Within the concrete framework of the project of La Résidence Sociale 49, a socio-economic partner, the HIP-XP IIP brings together the academic strengths of the CREN (Univ. Nantes and Le Mans Université), the LS2N (Univ. Nantes), the LARIS (Univ- Angers) and the City Design Lab (L’École de design Nantes Atlantique), with the support of the Nantes University Foundation.


By placing the lived experience of young autistic people and all the stakeholders (carers, health professionals and support staff) at the heart of the approach, the project aims to develop digital tools (particularly VR/AR) and to reveal the effects of their use on activity and its development. The inclusive housing project also brings about the necessary transformation of support practices on the part of professional and family carers. It is therefore necessary to take into account the new support methods so that these young people can become independent. Finally, the prospect of a new living environment, the interior environment in an individual dwelling, requires that this change be considered. HIP-XP therefore also addresses these environmental aspects in order to think about the subjective well-being of users in an anthropocentric and citizen co-creation approach where accessibility issues are essential.




Patrice Bourdon (CREN, Univ. Nantes),

Benoit Furet (LS2N, Univ. Nantes),

Florent Orsoni (City Design Lab, EDNA)



Contact : Julien Laflaquière, Innovation Officer, West Creatives Industries programme  –