I design services and interfaces to explain the complexity of our world. Previously at the MIT Senseable City Lab, I am currently working with researchers at EDF Design Lab on shaping the future of our relationship with energy. I am based in Paris, France.

I design services and interfaces to explain the complexity of our world. Previously at the MIT Senseable City Lab, I am currently working with researchers at EDF Design Lab on shaping the future of our relationship with energy. I am based in Paris, France.

From a website visualizing the impact of air pollution in China to a video explaining how smartphones could be used to measure bridges’ health to a series of workshops using Virtual Reality to generate scenarios on our autonomous boat project, my work at the MIT Senseable City Lab helped researchers communicate their scientific results to a general audience.

During my stay at MIT I supervised the work of both undergraduate and graduate students in the lab, and was part of the teaching team of a design studio taught by Carlo Ratti. I also taught a design workshop at EnsAD, Paris on the role of citizens in the smart city.

In charge of the lab’s visual identity, I created videos generating over 45,000 views on YouTube and Instagram.

experience

Before joining MIT I worked on making energy information more accessible at EDF (Europe’s largest electricity provider) as a freelance UX designer. I graduated with a MFA with a specialization in Product Design from EnsAD Paris in 2016.

I am passionate about the evolution of human-computer interfaces from autonomous vehicles to digital assistants, and seek to design meaningful and human centered tools and interactions.

EXPERIENCE

today

Freelance│EDF Design Lab

UX/UI Designer

2019

ENSCI - Les Ateliers

Master Innovation By Designer, Workshop Lead

2017 — 2019 

MIT Senseable City Lab

Designer / Research Fellow

2019

MIT School of Architecture and Planning

Workshop Lead: Immersive Design Workshop

2018

MIT School of Architecture and Planning

Teaching Assistant: Teaching Assistant, Digital City Design Workshop 

2018

École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

Workshop Lead: Empowered by data, what is the role of citizens in the smart city?

ACHIEVEMENTS

Co-Author, paper published in Building and Environment, Volume 160

2019

Beyond design, questioning design for human survival

Work exhibited at l'Institut Français, Milan

2017

European Patent n°17158936.9 - 1602

Co-Inventor

2015

Design / Invention

Work exhibited at Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris

EDUCATION

2012 — 2016 

École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Master of Fine Art, specialization in Product Design

2014

Cornell University, College of Human Ecology

Exchange Student, UX design program

2010 — 2012

École Boulle, Paris

Bachelor of Fine Arts, specialization in Product Design

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