Design research at the EPFL+ECAL Lab combines three main elements; the capacity to raise questions about the future, the creation of effective prototypes and an understanding of the impact on real people in real contexts. The lab benefits from the imagination, expertise and efficiency of a well established and transdisciplinary team of designers, engineers, social scientists and psychologists. Our facilities offer large prototyping possibilities that allow us to transform ideas into reality. With more than 15 years of experience, new work is built upon a strong theoretical and practical background. And with a fantastic international network to disseminate results and outcomes, the large majority of our research projects lead to contributions in top conferences, journals and exhibitions.