PUISSANT.CH

I am a Designer and Researcher based in Lausanne, Switzerland. I envisage the design practice with a holistic mindset, and I consider myself as someone “that makes things happen”. Hence, I don’t like to be labeled, or put in a box: I prefer to define myself as someone that imagines, explores, questions, reflects, and turns ideas into real things.

Hence, I am always open to new and disruptive approaches, and willing to complement and reframe my understanding in order to get things done. To do so, I can count on a diverse and unique background.

My unusual curriculum - a Bachelor of Arts at ECAL, followed by a MAS at EPFL - allowed me to explore, develop and merge seemingly opposite but complementary postures: a creative-disruptive one, and a analytic-rational one.

Through my career, I was able to fully leverage from these competencies, but also to build a diverse technical and methodological know-how - ranging from interaction design to programming, including electronics, audiovisual production, prototyping, but also scientific papers redaction or qualitative and quantitative research - as well as soft and transversal skills such as reliability, integrity or flexibility, but also empathy, mediation and coordination.

My various academic, professional and personal experiences led me to decline my practice according to numerous interests, such as sustainabilty, pedagogy, interdisciplinarity and counterculture.

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PUISSANT.CH

I am a Designer and Researcher based in Lausanne, Switzerland. I envisage the design practice with a holistic mindset, and I consider myself as someone “that makes things happen”. Hence, I don’t like to be labeled, or put in a box: I prefer to define myself as someone that imagines, explores, questions, reflects, and turns ideas into real things.

Hence, I am always open to new and disruptive approaches, and willing to complement and reframe my understanding in order to get things done. To do so, I can count on a diverse and unique background.

My unusual curriculum - a Bachelor of Arts at ECAL, followed by a MAS at EPFL - allowed me to explore, develop and merge seemingly opposite but complementary postures: a creative-disruptive one, and a analytic-rational one.

Through my career, I was able to fully leverage from these competencies, but also to build a diverse technical and methodological know-how - ranging from interaction design to programming, including electronics, audiovisual production, prototyping, but also scientific papers redaction or qualitative and quantitative research - as well as soft and transversal skills such as reliability, integrity or flexibility, but also empathy, mediation and coordination.

My various academic, professional and personal experiences led me to decline my practice according to numerous interests, such as sustainabilty, pedagogy, interdisciplinarity and counterculture.

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Education


MAS

EPFL / 2019

Design Research for Digital Innovation

BA

ECAL / 2015

Media & Interaction Design



Career


Scientific Collaborator

EPFL / 2019 - 2022

Design of pedagogical tools and contents for the EPFL community.
Facilitation in various design courses in Switzerland, India and Korea.

Art-Science Facilitator

starts.eu / 2017 - 2020

Facilitation of art-science residencies in labs and companies across Europe.
Interviews with stakeholders, contracts drafting, documentation.

Research Assistant

EPFL+ECAL Lab / 2017 - 2019

Writing of a research project on art-science interactions in an innovation perspective.
Various interaction design projects involving VR, AR and blockchain.

Bar Manager

I Lake Lausanne / 2016 - 2017

Team, stocks, cash, security and customer management in a summer lakeside bar.

UX / UI Design Intern

Teleport / 2017

Design of “Teleports” (interactive videos) for various customers.
Frontend coding of specific elements of the tool, UX and UI discussions.

Interaction Design Intern

fabric.ch / 2015-2016

Internal researches and experimentations with 3D printing.
Design, printing, coding and implementation of atmospheric sensing modules.

Art Director

Passe à la Trap / 2013-2018

Branding, design of flyers and posters for an audiovisual artistic collective.
Motion Design for VJing purposes, and live audiovisual shows (as a VJ).

Motion Design Intern

Sigmasix / 2013

Motion design and prototyping for numerous customers.
Maintenance of interactive installations in various locations.

Graphic Design Intern

Philip Morris International / 2011

Implementation of the graphic chart on various packagings.
Graphic design proposals in order to complement the chart.



Publications


Swiss Design Network

2021

“Bridging the Skills Gap of Engineering Students to Engage with 21st Century Challenges:
A Designer’s Approach” with Marius Aeberli & Marc Laperrouza

SEFI

2020

“Developing a Self-Assessment Tool for Engineering Students Engaged in Open-Ended
Projects with a Human-Centered Design Approach” with Marius Aeberli & Marc Laperrouza

SIGGRAPH

2019

“Artist Residencies for Innovation: Development of a Global Framework“
with Nicolas Henchoz, Hugues Vinet, Ana Solange Leal & Tania Moreira



Awards


EXECAL Award

ECAL / 2015

Price awarded to a student for the excellence of his Bachelor Thesis.