The EPFL+ECAL Lab is currently recruiting!
Our Master of Advanced Studies in Design Research for Digital Innovation is a two-year, post-masters, programme that combines advanced education with a real-life research project, preparing designers practically, professionally and academically for a career in innovation.
Each MAS student is assigned to one of the EPFL+ECAL Lab’s research projects, allowing them to work with the interdisciplinary team of senior designers, software and hardware engineers and psychologists. The current research topics include, among others, interactions around DNA data storage, the influence of AI on information streams and digital aids for meditation. In addition, advanced academic courses, workshops and studio projects give candidates extensive knowledge and experience of the digital sector in terms of interaction design, research strategies, innovation and collaboration.
“Innovation needs design research to bring the end-user more than just technical performance. Designers must be able to perform as researchers for the industry and organizations, and turn disruptive technologies into convincing user experiences”, says Nicolas Henchoz.
For September 2020, the EPFL+ECAL Lab recruit 3-4 candidates to fill the role that combines a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) at 30% and a research assistant position at 70%. Income from the position covers tuition fees and ensures the candidate financial autonomy.
Application deadline: April 15, 2020
Start: September 1, 2020
Duration: 2 years
Occupation: 100% (30% MAS / 70% Research Assistant)
Location: EPFL+ECAL Lab, 11, Avenue du 24-janvier, 1020 Renens, Switzerland
Further information and application: https://education.epfl-ecal-lab.ch/