Product Studio is a service provided by WRI’s Data Lab that helps researchers and non-profits design, build and scale the next generation of software products that drive action in favor of people, nature and the climate.

Backed by expert staff and advisors from the WRI Data Lab’s Product, Engineering and Data Science Teams, the Product Studio provides a suite of services to WRI teams and partners to help them design and build new data products:

1. User Research and Needs Assessment

Many data products today are still designed without user research or engagement. The Product Studio gives teams the tools, expertise and capacity to deeply engage users, understand their needs and translate those needs into technical requirements.

2. Product Strategy

Products are often built with good intentions but lack a clear strategy. The Product Studio helps teams evaluate the product landscape, define value and impact, develop a theory of change and create a roadmap to bring an innovation to market for their users.

3. Rapid Prototyping

Many product teams struggle to effectively build and test prototypes whether due to lack of resources, capacity constraints or other roadblocks. The Product Studio builds, deploys and tests prototypes to scale products from ideas to reality in weeks instead of years.

WRI’s Product Studio works in collaborative design sprints to maximize efficiency and learning. The Product Studio opens a new cohort every six months, at which time project teams are invited to apply and are selected based on the Studio’s criteria.

If you’re interested in getting updates on new Product Studio-related opportunities, like when and how to apply to the next cohort, please send us an email at


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