Demonstration video

Research images


Prototype – In development

Shamane is a platform project providing a tool to study the population dynamics of Przewalski’s horses and their mediation with the public.  The prototype was created for the association Takh (which means Przewalski’s horse in Mongolian) to demonstrate the usefulness of digital tools to help the conservation of the last wild horse species. Since the 90’s, their mission has allowed the reintroduction of a small population of Przewalski’s horses in their natural environment in Mongolia. 

We worked on the artistic and ergonomic part of the prototype in collaboration with Géomatys, a company specialized in geospatial data processing, which created the interface. The objective of this scientific-technical and artistic association is to facilitate the reading and accessibility of the data. 

Our mission at the studio was to set up the artistic direction of the prototype interface, to design a website and to make a tutorial film.

The choice of textures, graphic signals as well as the color codes are inspired by the arid steppes where horses live, and the colorful tones of the landscapes. A rupestrian inspiration transpires in the treatment of the symbols and the logo.

This project was also the opportunity for a new collaboration with Laurent Tatin, scientific supervisor of the film The Crau Plain Grasshopper and Head of Science and Conservation for Takh.

Like the AR project Immersion, the Shamane prototype was shown at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in September 2021.

View the Shamane prototype




Production: Takh, Geomatys et Les Fées Spéciales


Direction: Jean-Louis Perrin

Scientific advisor: Laurent Tatin

Les Fées Spéciales

Design and artistic direction: Marie Saby et Eric Serre

Technical director: Flavio Perez

Financial director: Sophie Marron

Developer: Mina Pêcheux

Project manager: Natalène Darfeuille