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Option Media & Interaction Design

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Option Media & Interaction Design

Travaux de graphisme spécifiques d'interface de site internet conçus à partir de divers contenus de pages Wikipedia. L'objectif est d'amener par des mise en pages graphiques originales un nouveau point de vue et une réinterprétation des informations.

Book making workshop

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Book making workshop

Workshop with Nicolas Polli

The workshop is a complement to the Photobook semester project during which the first year students, tutored by graphic designer Nicolas Polli, learned to think of the photobook as an object. Each student developed their sequence and made creative choices that led to the production of a dummy.

TEXTMODE

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

TEXTMODE

Workshop with Andreas Gysin

Modes of display and use of text as creative material: raster, ASCII art, emoticons and poetry. Projects created in the first year Bachelor Media & Interaction workshop TEXTMODE given by Andreas Gysin. Workshop assisted by Paul Lëon.

Extra 2020

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Extra 2020

Workshop with Cyril Diagne

A one week workshop with Cyril Diagne where students were asked to question the browser and its use, to change the experience of the web thanks to chrome extensions. Trace ECAL/Jamy Herrmann “TRACE” is a Chrome extension that lets you visualize your path through images on the web. An alternative to the classical browsing history and a simple project mixing graphic design and data visualization. History Bubble ECAL/Elodie Anglade “History Bubble”, a Chrome extension helping you visualize your browsing history on a day-to-day basis. Chrome Pollution ECAL/Jorge Reis “Chrome Pollution” allows you to see the invisible working with real time air quality data. iEye ECAL/Achille Masson “iEye” is the best add-on for your browser in this decade. Switch tabs, scroll down, interact with your browser… just with your face. This Chrome extension uses ml5.js for facetracking. Rekt Animation ECAL/Martial Grin “Website Animations suck” With the Chrome extension “Rekt Animation”, remove any pointless and invasive animation on any website.

Humans Have Bodies

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Humans Have Bodies

Workshop with Maya Rochat

Humans Have Bodies, workshop with the Swiss artist Maya Rochat. Projects realised by the first year students of the Photography unit during a one week workshop. The workshop was based on the novel "Sapiens" by historian and author Yuval Noah Harari. "100.000 years ago, the earth was inhabited by at least six different species of hominids. Only one survived. We, the Homo Sapiens" Each student had to interpret a chapter of the book relatively to her/his personal work.

Lucas Giordano – Askêsis

FILM STUDIES

Lucas Giordano – Askêsis

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

Two imprisoned brothers, with no dreams or realities, seek a bit of air to breathe.

Tennessee MacDougall – Two Pencils

FINE ARTS

Tennessee MacDougall – Two Pencils

Diploma project by Tennessee MacDougall

In an act repeated over several hours, the sharpening debris of the wood that protects the lead of the pencil are distilled and their smell captured in a new form. A trace of a memory, invisible, like lines that no one will ever read.

Stefan Tanase – Delivery Trip

FINE ARTS

Stefan Tanase – Delivery Trip

Diploma project by Stefan Tanase

In 2017 I started to focus on the contemporary meaning of “delivery” as a daily job in real life. Since then, this concept has become the main subject of my artistic approach. This topic has also become a cultural movement throughout the world. Nowadays, “delivery” acts as a daily reminder about my day-to-day work. Hence, when you see someone in the city making a delivery or when he/she is delivering something to your home, it evokes my work and vice versa. What comes to your mind when you think about delivery? Struggles, illusions of happiness, easy money, the youth, neighbourhood life, the working classes, etc. More than that, the cultural aspect of delivery impacts upon everyone (Amazon, DHL, artwork deliveries, Uber Eats to name but a few…). For my graduation project I address the concept of delivery like a trip (excursion) and a journey under the influence (trip). What next?

Coline Confort – Imperial (direction)

FILM STUDIES

Coline Confort – Imperial (direction)

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

At dawn, a cannon shatters the silence. The horses gallop across the beaten ground. Eva, 21, wants to join the Imperial HorseGuards, a historical reenactment of a Napoleonic regiment reserved for men.

Dac Hanh Nguyen – Fatrasie

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Dac Hanh Nguyen – Fatrasie

Diploma project by Dac Hanh Nguyen

Mention Très bien Prix du Risque Rising as high as possible, hanging on with all your body to reach unexplored areas of an inhabited area.

Rodrigo Muñoz – Tarmac (direction)

FILM STUDIES

Rodrigo Muñoz – Tarmac (direction)

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

Wednesdays after school Inès meets Julien on the train. The other passengers watch them.

Jérémy Aberlé – NATT

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Jérémy Aberlé – NATT

Diploma project by Jérémy Aberlé

As some great architects of modernism used to say, the issue for major cities is that man is completely disconnected from nature. This is why I decided for my graduation work, to create urban structures at the crossroads of design and architecture that aim to reconnect human beings with nature. These consist of tubular steel elements on which nets are strung for people to rest. These structures are intended to be set up around trees, in parks or schoolyards, where human activity interacts with green spaces.

Sven Abplanalp – M–W256

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Sven Abplanalp – M–W256

Diploma project by Sven Abplanalp

“M–W256” is a project that started as a comprehensive analysis of fasteners from the textile industry. This research led me to work on the idea of symmetry through connectors while exploiting its advantages. Suited to a variety of daily situations and designed for urban mobility, “M–W256” is a bag that offers versatility. Developed specifically for this portable item, the androgynous clip enables the user to connect straps in many different configurations for greater adaptability.

Djellza Azemi – Guha

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Djellza Azemi – Guha

Diploma project by Djellza Azemi

Mention Très bien Prix Ernest Manganel Rabbit, rabbit have I told you not to eat my oats? I have a rifle made of tin, I’ll burn your moustache I have a colourful rifle, I’ll scatter your intestines across the field

Bruno Adrien Aguirre – The Guardian

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Bruno Adrien Aguirre – The Guardian

Diploma project by Bruno Adrien Aguirre

Nowadays, the majority of museums use traditional chairs for their supervisors. “The Guardian” is a chair resulting from observations and reflections on this job that I performed alongside my studies at ECAL. The aim was to meet a series of criteria that include the requirements of the job, the user (the supervisor) and the museum context. “The Guardian” is a chair designed with proportions adjusted to its use and environment.

Thibault Villard – Those who care to know each other (photography)

FILM STUDIES

Thibault Villard – Those who care to know each other (photography)

Diploma project with Josée Deshaies

Two figures meet in a pitch black room to make love. Once the lights are on, Lucien and Anton are faced with their differences but are drawn even closer together.

Nora Longatti – Strangers

FILM STUDIES

Nora Longatti – Strangers

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

A young woman challenges the daily grind with an unusual habit: getting in touch with strangers.

Nikita Merlini – Rondinella

FILM STUDIES

Nikita Merlini – Rondinella

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

Staying with her mother after the fire, Sofia dreams of freedom. But the smell of smoke doesn't leave..

Théodora Menthonnex – Tarmac / Nebraska (sound)

FILM STUDIES

Théodora Menthonnex – Tarmac / Nebraska (sound)

Diploma project by Théodora Menthonnex

My graduation project consisted of doing the sound recording for two films, one in the heart of the Swiss mountains, the other in the hustle and bustle of the city.

Thibault Rodrigues – Taking the desert (editing)

FILM STUDIES

Thibault Rodrigues – Taking the desert (editing)

Diploma project by Thibault Rodrigues

Cevennes, 1702. In a totalitarian political state, four men take up arms.

Lou-Théa Papaloïzos – Nebraska

FILM STUDIES

Lou-Théa Papaloïzos – Nebraska

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

Two stories temporalities each other ultimately :  the encounter between a Swiss farmer and a Portuguese traveler, and a cow’s pregnancy.

Fanny Reynaud – Nebraska (photography)

FILM STUDIES

Fanny Reynaud – Nebraska (photography)

Diploma project with Josée Deshaies

The movie tells two stories that temporalities each other ultimately :  the encounter between a Swiss farmer and a Portuguese traveler, and a cow’s pregnancy.

Kimyan Flückiger – Montana 1977

FILM STUDIES

Kimyan Flückiger – Montana 1977

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

A short film by Kimyan Flückiger

Aurel Ganz – Montana 1977 (photography)

FILM STUDIES

Aurel Ganz – Montana 1977 (photography)

Diploma project with Josée Deshaies

Rey and Moretti are two undercover narc in the middle of a police operation in the Swiss mountains of Valais. It’s during a routine operation that one of them will do a terrible mistake and together they will have to escape from this difficult situation.

Christian Schulz – postmodernsandwichwithbacon (A senile animal)

FINE ARTS

Christian Schulz – postmodernsandwichwithbacon (A senile animal)

Diploma project by Christian Schulz

Mention Excellent Prix Visarte Vaud, Prix Ernest Manganel both microphone and marijuana start with the letter M just like me

Olivia Dall'Omo – Zenith

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Olivia Dall'Omo – Zenith

Diploma project by Olivia Dall'Omo

“Zenith” is a collection of durable shutters made from rattan where the weaving facilitates the management of light, heat and the outside view. Each blind consists of a steel structure covered in a relatively dense braided motif inspired by mashrabiya. The shutters project shadows inside, bringing the environment to life. This project focuses on rattan craft and rethinks its manufacturing process in a semi-industrial way.

Alice Dermange – Culina Hortus

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Alice Dermange – Culina Hortus

Diploma project by Alice Dermange

“Culina Hortus” is an indoor ceramic lamp for aromatic plants that complements natural light. There are two lighting positions, one for a single pot and its plant, the second for several containers and their plants.

Salomé Doucet – Sadji

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Salomé Doucet – Sadji

Diploma project by Salomé Doucet

“Sadji” is a set for people who make their own makeup. It features a different container for each of the three different textures that can be obtained, creams, hard pastes and powders, as well as a press. Thanks to glass lids, the colours and textures are visible. The various elements are then laid on a ceramic board that can also hold brushes or other makeup. The project is in line with a zero-waste lifestyle but also seeks to restore value to the moment it is associated with, like an invitation to take time for oneself, as was the case in the past.

Nadia El-Hindi – Chef !

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Nadia El-Hindi – Chef !

Diploma project by Nadia El-Hindi

Immersion into the highly codified world of cutlery made me discover the delicate and threatening duality of knives. Guided by my observations of the forms and details relating to steel work, I chose to open up the boundaries of this field with the help of a craftsman. Thus, I created “Chef!”, a line of kitchen knives that combines the intelligence of craftsmanship with the precision of the industry. The steel blade, protected by a natural anti-corrosive treatment called “seasoning”, is attached to the handle thanks to assembly that is directly inspired by hammers.

Leila Farra – Traces

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Leila Farra – Traces

Diploma project by Leila Farra

“Traces” is a collection of paintbrushes made out of rattan and horsehair. The idea behind this research was to experiment with the tools. Movement, the design of the handle and the hair position influenced the result. The first tests on paper led to experiments on fabric, resulting in a series of painted textiles whose patterns stem directly from the brushstrokes. This project enabled me to immerse myself into two ancestral crafts, wickerwork and paintbrush manufacturing, which I was then able to merge to create a collection between art and design.

Charlotte Krzentowski – Emineo

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Charlotte Krzentowski – Emineo

Diploma project by Charlotte Krzentowski

Mention Très bien In most households the dining table is at the heart of the action. It is seen as a lively place, where people eat, work, play and cook but most of all, where people gather together. “Emineo” is a height-adjustable dining table that can be adjusted with the help of a piston for various possible uses.

Charlotte Piau – Nommo

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Charlotte Piau – Nommo

Diploma project by Charlotte Piau

“Nommo” features a pair of containers designed to prepare hot and cold infusions such as coffee, tea and flavoured waters. With this project I focused on the issue of rituals and what the preparation of these different drinks has in common. Each container is designed with a particular material in accordance with the type of infusion to which it is dedicated. The infusion is made with a filter common to these different elements. This project aims to bring the preparation of infusion back to the centre of the table to create opportunities for sharing.

Rodolphe Pupille – Tilt

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Rodolphe Pupille – Tilt

Diploma project by Rodolphe Pupille

“Tilt” is a shoe rack made of birch plywood. The two-way mirror front enables users to see themselves while providing a showcase for the shoes on display. The opening direction of the drawer is adjustable, meaning the “Tilt” shoe rack can be placed in a corner or in the middle of a wall. The inside of the drawer is lined with linoleum as a reference to collectable furniture. The neutral background enhances the details of each shoe while protecting the wood. Finally, a gradation in the opacity of the mirror highlights the worn pair, as a reinterpretation of angled shoe mirrors in shoe shops.

Ralph Ethan Valladares – Bleuboard

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Ralph Ethan Valladares – Bleuboard

Diploma project by Ralph Ethan Valladares

Across time and cultures, games have always been a great way for all kinds of people to gather and spend time together. “Bleuboard” is a compact, modular board game system. You can setup up to 50 different boards easily thanks to its individual bits of board. Featuring games of alignment, battle, hunting, capture, you name it, “Bleuboard” is jam-packed with a large selection of diverse games featuring many different game mechanisms, which allows its users to choose a game depending on their mood.

Estelle Rougerie – Clip

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Estelle Rougerie – Clip

Diploma project by Estelle Rougerie

This project addresses the temporality of furniture. When does one need a table, for how long, and for what use? “Clip” is an auxiliary table made from wood, intended for indoor and outdoor use and to meet daily needs.  It can easily be assembled, moved, disassembled and stored. The top is attached to the legs with a clip system. Thanks to the use of wood, the table fits comfortably in a variety of environments. For an aperitif, an improvised meal or a sociable moment, one clip and Bob’s your uncle!

Mathias De La Torre – 5000, 20000, 2000

FINE ARTS

Mathias De La Torre – 5000, 20000, 2000

Diploma project by Mathias De La Torre

Walk through places, creating an experience, a flashback, a recollection, invoking one’s memory. In a passageway two empty wooden modules are placed side by side. From one end to the other, an acrylic plate acts as a crown, unifying the whole to create a portico. Three rollers are installed at its foot. These are bath towels on which banknotes have been printed. Rolled up and placed on the inner and outer edges of the structure, they reveal their amount.

Tudor Ciurescu – Still Life

FINE ARTS

Tudor Ciurescu – Still Life

Diploma project by Tudor Ciurescu

How fast do your thoughts ride in your mind? Still life as a mirror of our time. In opposition to accelerationism, still life presses the pause button and compels the viewer to reflect upon his times. The still life of the future will have to adjust to the accelerated times it will experience. The mirror facing the world shows continuously changing movement in the strokes of an impressionist painting. And we cannot blame a mirror for its reflective properties.

Paul Lëon – Caption

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Paul Lëon – Caption

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Mention Bien Nowadays, we continuously capture images in which we place the hope of memory. In fact most of these images are left abandoned in the mass of our galleries and dormant hard drives. “Caption” exposes forgotten images taken from the gallery of its users. Through a series of questions we are invited to look inwardly at our relationship with these images. By synthesising and exposing all the answers collected, “Caption” immerses us into ethnographic research that addresses our collective relationship with the images.

Kylan Luginbühl – FRAME-Lab

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Kylan Luginbühl – FRAME-Lab

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Mention Excellent Prix HES-SO "FRAME-Lab" offers a series of immersive experiences that provide new ways of interacting with a virtual reality environment. The traditional controller is replaced by a physical frame that enables you to explore various worlds and functionalities. This new interface, both tangible and digital, can thus take the form of a shield, a portal to travel in time and space, or that of a parachute. This interface frame is offered to the community of makers as 3D files available online that anyone can transform and print at home.

Aurélien Pellegrini – Pump and Surf

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Aurélien Pellegrini – Pump and Surf

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Mention Très bien Prix METAA “Pump and Surf” encourages internet users to find out how much energy is spent when they are surfing the internet. Before being able to view a website, internet users are asked to make a physical effort similar to the energy required to convey the data that will enable the site to be displayed. Through interactive experiences and graphic visualisations, “Pump and Surf” leads users to take the measure of the quantity of energy involved in the exchange of information, to the point of feeling them physically.

Diane Thouvenin – Sun Connection

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Diane Thouvenin – Sun Connection

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Mention Bien What time is it at Hortense’s in Montreal? What’s the weather like at Alexandre’s in Tokyo? When I communicate with my loved ones, scattered all over the world, I am disconnected from my physical time-space. Sources of constant artificial light and windows on the digital world, screens replace the sun as a space-time reference point. “Sun Connection” enables you to reconnect with your loved ones through a delocalised sun. Everyone is free to use their own physical and digital space with a luminous and colourful presence, to transpose themselves into another time and space.

Bastien Mouthon – MoodWalk

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Bastien Mouthon – MoodWalk

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Mention Bien “MoodWalk” is a music player that enables one to discover music in a different way. It generates sound moods based on a city’s musical programmes (clubs/concert halls/bars/cultural venues). The app works in two different modes thanks to geolocation: a “compass” and a “walking” mode. Aiming to offer a local and radically alternative way of discovering music, “MoodWalk” seeks to burst existing algorithmic bubbles in order to offer a tool to discover the surrounding soundscape.

Jelena Luise – tip-toeing on blades of glory

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jelena Luise – tip-toeing on blades of glory

Diploma project by Jelena Luise

It is inevitable that after a shared crisis, time will be described as having a before and after. Seeing everything burned to the ground may be disturbing at first but profound transformations are at work. This provides an opportunity to build something new - but what? Expanding on a moment of overwhelming climax, the scope of our imagination is put to the test. The old world is dying and the new world is struggling to be born. Now is the time of monsters.

Philipp Klak – wasserturm()

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Philipp Klak – wasserturm()

Diploma project by Philipp Klak

Mention Bien Randomness is a crucial quality in artistic practice. This project addresses the issue of the extent to which machines can help further enhance and overcome the human aspect by programming an image and randomly generating unlimited variations of the same scene and the same type of object. During my time at ECAL I developed an interest in studying hidden processes and structures. For this project, and in reference to the history of photography and in particular to the Bechers’ typologies, I randomly generated images with the help of a fully automated system.

Laura Laucella – Et la fourche faucha la quatrième patte du chien

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Laura Laucella – Et la fourche faucha la quatrième patte du chien

Diploma project by Laura Laucella

Mention Bien A line of abstraction in its infinity of variations, combining authentic stories with accounts embodied in a polyphony of access. A superimposition of sub-voices and accounts.

Ernest Gachet – 22

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Ernest Gachet – 22

Diploma project by Ernest Gachet

Mention Bien The wall is an assumption. By removing its position as “boundary”, I turn it into a subject, independent from the architecture of the exhibition space and the habitat. This action enables me to reflect on the unquestionable norm that is the exhibition wall. Turning it into a subject/form enables me to reveal the values it represents as well as its cold and impersonal aesthetic. My approach seeks to open it up in order to depose it; to make it increasingly domestic. It becomes the dog that scratches at the door and once the dog is inside, it settles down and makes its bed.

Cyane Findji – Le feu tue les yeux de la nuit

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Cyane Findji – Le feu tue les yeux de la nuit

Diploma project by Cyane Findji

Mention Bien “A man who cannot bring himself to sacrifice his daughter to the gods decides to build them a sanctuary so that they can stop wandering the plains and rest there as in ancient times.” Taking as a starting point a scenario that has fallen into oblivion, this project invites viewers to witness fragments of life in which humans and non-humans live in a dominant nature.

Salomé Félix – Noir vaisseau, Larmes, Aurore aux doigts bouclés, Robe luisante

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Salomé Félix – Noir vaisseau, Larmes, Aurore aux doigts bouclés, Robe luisante

Diploma project by Salomé Félix

For my graduation project, I was inspired by Homer’s “Odyssey”. While reading the text, I extracted words/sentences that inspired me. I then mixed and sorted them randomly, in pairs. I envisioned several pieces from these two elements and translated them in a very literal way. This created intriguingly hybrid forms.

Romane de Watteville – I Wonder How Many Memories I’m in

FINE ARTS

Romane de Watteville – I Wonder How Many Memories I’m in

Diploma project by Romane de Watteville

Mention Excellent Prix Ernest Manganel Between prints, clothes, skins, reflections and images, a certain recurring subject comes up: the portrait. It can be mine or someone else’s. The point of view becomes central, always halfway between the viewer and the viewed. Playing with humour between what is real and fake, painting takes us through its set of images and backgrounds through various pictorial zones, always closely linked to emotional and sensual spaces.

Lise de Martino – Oasis

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Lise de Martino – Oasis

Diploma project by Lise de Martino

Mention Excellent “Oasis” raises the question of indefinite and dreamed spaces, of the articulation of the outside and the inside, of the open and the closed, and the transition from physical to mental.

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