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Congrats to our 2019 Graduates!

Based on a transdisciplinary approach, the Master of Advanced Studies in Design Research for Digital Innovation invites students to reflect on emerging technologies with a human-centered perspective. They explore their potential and develop unprecedented uses in collaboration with designers, engineers, architects and psychologists.

Food Talks by Emily Groves (Image: Calypso Mahieu/EPFL+ECAL Lab)

Food Talks by Emily Groves is a design research project exploring how augmented reality (AR) can be used to show nutritional and environmental data about food. As current food labels are often misunderstood, Emily aimed to create a credible link between the intangible digital data of a product and its physical form. She first developed a public installation for the supermarket environment and then moved on to design a more personalised mobile application. Interviews, prototyping and testing with real consumers throughout the process allowed her to determine specialized visual and interaction principles for AR.

Roger Tallon: Archives in Motion by Elise Migraine (Image: Arthur Touchais/EPFL+ECAL Lab)

Roger Tallon : Archives in Motion by Elise Migraine is a design research that generated an architectural system to sensitively represent a digital archive. It evolved around the design of Roger Tallon: Archives in Motion, a virtual reality experience, which was unveiled in October 2018 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The database cluster is represented in a way that goes beyond the 2D physical archive structure to allow perception and interactions in a 3D space. In doing so, it paves the way for a dynamic and interactive architecture to enable a sensitive discovery of our digital archives.

Common (Play)Ground by Pierre-Xavier Puissant

Developed in the framework of the European STARTS programme, the project Common (Play)Ground by Pierre-Xavier Puissant focuses on artist residencies against a background of technological innovation. It explores the conditions, methods and results of 45 international residencies implemented through the use of a digital tool, and follows up on the legacy of artist residencies carried out in a scientific context. It identifies co-creation challenges and their solutions in order to reinforce the artist’s role in innovation and co-creation processes.

ECAL Diploma Exhibition
From 11 October to 8 November
Monday to Friday, from 11 am to 6 pm
ECAL, Avenue du Temple 5, 1020 Renens

Opening on Thursday 10 October, from 6pm to 8pm

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