The basis of DEAN's research is the conception of an active system able to interact with a person in IMO mode: Interaction Man Object. The objective is to conceive disruptions in the customization as well as in the configuration and reconfigurability of the objects, when they are made and when they are used. The researchers associate an environmental focus with a minimalist approach, and with recycling. To reach their goal, they need to conceive a new « e-material » system, where the « rules » for interacting will allow a usage that is as free as possible. To do this, the electronic systems will have to be in contact or even inside the material, because the system will be moved and « placed » where the user wants. The team considers that in order to reach this IMO mode, defining the features and the design of the electronic modules will be key for the applications and usages. DEAN Project will be the demonstration of it all.