EMPOWER RESEARCH & EDUCATION WITH DESIGN

SHAPING ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES OF TOMORROW 

New jobs need new skills! Fostering innovation through design, the EPFL+ECAL Lab has created, co-created, runs and supports various academic programmes and educational courses.


EPFL+ECAL LAB PROGRAMME


EPFL+ECAL LAB PROGRAMME

MAS in Design Research
for Digital Innovation

This 2-year Master of Advanced Studies offers a novel training experience, combining academic research and innovation with a concrete application.

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INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMMES


INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMME

China Hardware
Innovation Camp (CHIC)

Gathering business, design and engineering students, CHIC accompanies each multidisciplinary team in the development of a connected device, including a trip to China in order to turn ideas into functional prototypes.

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INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMME

India Switzerland Social Innovation Camp (INSSINC)

INSSINC combines engineering, design and social science competencies to address social innovation challenges in Bangalore, India.

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LAB COURSES IN EPFL


EPFL SHS COURSE

Creativity & Inclusive Design

This course enables EPFL students in engineering and architecture to design a service, a product or an experience through a human-centered creative methodology. The students discover teamwork and inclusive design challenges.

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EPFL SHS COURSE

This course offers EPFL students in engineering and architecture as well as UNIL students in business and social sciences the possibility to work on sustainability challenges thanks with a rapid prototyping methodology. They discover different prototyping frameworks, methods and tools.

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EPFL SHS COURSE by ecal

Graphic Design

Through the completion of real-life projects, EPFL students experience the graphic designer’s approach by suggesting user scenarios and forms of expression for the creation of new visual languages.

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EPFL SHS COURSE by ecal

Industrial Design

Through the production of applied projects, EPFL students discover the product designer’s approach by suggesting user scenarios and forms of expression for the creation of new products.

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LAB COURSES IN ECAL


Electronic Basics

Classes in electronics allow design students to familiarise themselves with the key concepts of electronics, interactive and connected objects.

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Product design workshops

Through the conception of applied projects, the workshops enable ECAL students to apply some basic notions of electronic engineering in the context of product design.

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RESEARCH WORKSHOPS


INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH WORKSHOP

n-Visioning Tomorrow

Combining engineering, design and social science competencies, the workshop invites students to imagine an alternative tomorrow.

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