Profile


THE LAB


We foster innovation at the crossroads between
technology, design and architecture

The EPFL+ECAL Lab is a laboratory located in the ECAL (University of Art and Design Lausanne) building, belonging to EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne). Its aim is to explore the potential of emerging technologies through design – in other words, to transform scientific performance into user experience. It also tackles the challenges presented by new technologies. The EPFL+ECAL Lab is linked to the Vice Chair for innovation and technology transfer. It thus collaborates with numerous companies and institutes, working on real life projects. Its work is regularly the subject of exhibitions, conferences, and articles.

The EPFL+ECAL Lab brings a new approach to disruptive innovation by combining technology, design, and society, as described in the publication “Design for Innovative Technologies, from disruption to acceptance”.

To this end, it collaborates with the ECAL, its founding partner, and additional institutes such as the Royal College of Art in London, the ENSCI in Paris, and Parsons The New School for Design in New York. Its team boasts expertise not just in design, engineering, and architecture, but also in user experience evaluation.


STAFF


ALESSANDRA ROVERO MICHEL
Administrator

MARIUS AEBERLI
Senior Interaction Designer

TOMMASO COLOMBO
Senior Interaction Designer

CÉDRIC DUCHÊNE
Hardware Engineer

ANDREAS KOLLER
Senior Interaction Designer

LUCIEN LANGTON
Interaction designer, ECAL

RUDI NIEVEEN
Architect / Researcher, ALICE

DELPHINE RIBES
Computer Scientist

DAVID ROULIN
Web Developer

SUSANNE SCHNEIDER
Product Designer

ANDREAS SONDEREGGER
Psychologist, UX analyst

RENATO ZÜLLI
Interaction Designer

JOELLE AESCHLIMANN
Research Assistant - MAS

ROMAIN COLLAUD
Research Assistant - MAS

MATHIEU DAUDELIN
Research Assistant - MAS

KARIAN FOEHR
Research Assistant - MAS

YUKI MACHIDA
Research Assistant - MAS