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THE LAB


Giving meaning to emerging technologies

Exploring the potential of emerging technologies through design, the EPFL+ECAL Lab is a design research and innovation centre of the EPFL/Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, located in the building of ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne. It tackles the challenges linked to new technologies by combining artistic creativity, and scientific knowledge in order to transform technical performance into user experience.

With its expertise in design, engineering, architecture and psychology, it creates disruptive concepts and turns them into functional prototypes. Pushing the limits of new technologies, the EPFL+ECAL advocates a human-centered approach to develop unprecedented and meaningful applications.

Working on tangible projects, the EPFL+ECAL Lab collaborates with numerous companies and institutes. It runs European projects, partnerships with major museums, industrial and academic collaborations. All these findings fundamentally influence our use and perception of emerging technologies.

In its educational mission, the EPFL+ECAL  has created, co-created, runs and supports various academic programmes and educational courses. Each year, it opens a select number of positions for a two-year curriculum that combines a research project with advanced education: the Master of Advanced Studies in Design Research for Digital Innovation.


STAFF


ALESSANDRA ROVERO MICHEL
Administrator

ROMAIN COLLAUD
Senior UI/UX Designer

TOMMASO COLOMBO
Senior Interaction Designer

LARA DÉFAYES
Senior Interaction Designer

CÉDRIC DUCHÊNE
Head of Electronics & Systems Engineering

BÉATRICE DURANDARD
Industrial Designer

EMILY GROVES
Senior Interaction Designer

YVES KALBERER
Software Developer

GÉRALDINE MORAND
Communication Manager

PIERRE-XAVIER PUISSANT
Senior Interaction Designer

DELPHINE RIBES
Head of Creative Coding

ANDREAS SONDEREGGER
Head of UX Research

RUBEN VALDEZ
Architect, ALICE


MAS RESEARCH ASSISTANTS


ANDRÉ ANDRADE
Research Assistant

VALENTIN CALAME
Research Assistant

MARGAUX CHARVOLIN
Research Assistant

YOANN DOUILLET
Research Assistant

HÉLÈNE PORTIER
Research Assistant

ROMAIN TALOU
Research Assistant