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From 10 October to 4 November 2018, the Museo Franz Mayer exhibits projects in the framework of Swiss Design Labs which illustrate the diversity of impacts made possible thanks to the approach proposed by the EPFL+ECAL Lab.

Chronogram gives new life to digitized heritage thanks to virtual reality: in this case, the extraordinary archive of Vacheron Constantin, who have been manufacturing watches for over 250 years. The major challenge is that the virtual experience focuses on content credibility rather than the mere 3D effect. It allows interaction between users of 3D and 2D interfaces. Playing a major role in the experience, the VR helmets were entirely redesigned by a team of industrial designers made up of Nicolas Lemoigne, Bertille Laguet, Dimitri Bähler and Marlo & Isaure, in order to improve the exploration of these historical documents.

Under Pressure presents the possibilities offered by densified wood. The process allows transforming easily grown local trees such as fir into material as hard as rare tropical species. The EPFL+ECAL Lab explored the potential of this material in collaboration with designers Chris Kabel, Paul Cocksedge, Normal Studio, Big Game and Léa Longis.

Finally, Solidarity Network redefines the relationship between seniors and the digital world. Offering a digital service that seeks to enhance real-life interactions, this project breaks with preconceived ideas. It shows that the little enthusiasm shown for digital solutions by many seniors is largely due not to lack of competence, but of interest. This service therefore focuses only on the elements that facilitate real-life events, thus establishing new milestones for inclusive design.

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