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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Faveeo is an aggregation tool that gives meaning to the mass of information generated by daily internet searches. Using intelligent filters, Faveeo returns useful articles and discoveries with smart, but unexpected content. For this project, EPFL+ECAL Lab proposed to rethink our relationship to information, as well as search and recommendation tools. In-depth user observations helped define key issues in these digital environments. The final outcome is a disruptive interface design, with several new features including a single window interface, adaptive on-boarding processing, a new search tool that avoids Boolean language and integrated feedback loops.



EPFL+ECAL Lab 2017.
Research made with Renato Zülli & Andreas Sonderegger.

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