Hi! My name is Romain. I’m a senior UI/UX Designer living in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2013, I received a BA in visual communication from ECAL & in 2017, I earned a MAS in design research for digital innovation from the EPFL+ECAL Lab.

I believe that design should be intuitive & revolve around the user. To strengthen this, I learned inclusive design methodologies at the RCA & honed my skills in icon design at the University of Bournemouth. For the latter, I manipulated icons’ aesthetics to evaluate their effect on perceived usability. Many of my projects deal with notions of big data, data visualization & search algorithms. These play a large role in my research work, where I explore navigation principles & aggregation of content in mass information environments. Currently, I’m working on a major social network system for elderly people.

I am methodical, logical, detail-oriented & a bit of a perfectionist. For my BA thesis, I explored the omnipresence of the grid in our daily visual landscapes. After that, I worked as a graphic designer at ECAL for its communication platform as well as a freelancer for other organisations. I also co-founded a workshop that specializes in graphic design for unique mediums as well as a design collective for conceptual ideas. Today, I work in a research lab where I confront my point of view with engineers & psychologists.

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This project started within the framework of COP21, the international climate conference, which took place in Paris in December 2015. The core question was about how to comprehend the ongoing debates in such a big gathering, which involved 195 nations, 45,000 attendees and far more information online. Based on big data algorithms from the LSIR and Social Media Lab at EPFL and the knowledge of The médialab Sciences Po in Paris, we proposed a new way to interact and visualise this content. The app aims to bring the public together to discuss topics and induce faster and better understanding of controversies. Rather than depicting massive data diagrams, this is a mobile app where users can easily compare data and their evolution with time.



EPFL+ECAL Lab 2017.
Research made with Renato Zülli.

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