Indiscipline of Design: Bridging the Gap between Humanities and Engineering

Annie Gentes’ book on the In-discipline of Design is now published! ( With examples coming from art, design, and engineering, she shows that the focus on technical functions and even social uses is not enough to come up with new designs. The Humanities as a reflective discipline on meaning making activities are at the core […]

Industrial relationships: Chair on Theory and Models of Conception

The Codesign Lab leads a research theme of the Chair « Theory and Models of Innovative Conception », founded by Ecole des Mines. The TMCI chair is supported by 11 industrial partners. We focus on « strange objects ». The hype on internet of things, new robot-like objects, teleactivities and hybrid approaches between artistic and technical creations are […]

Anne-Lyse Renon, Research Associate

Anne-Lyse Renon, Research Associate Anne-Lyse Renon is a graphic designer and PhD in Aesthetics and Anthropology from EHESS. Her Doctoral Thesis, realized between 2010 and 2016 at the Centre de Linguistique Anthropologique et Sociolinguistique, Institut Marcel Mauss (UMR 8178),  EHESS-CNRS, under the supervision of Victor Rosenthal is untitled « Design and Aesthetics in the practices of Science. » […]

Alexandra Borsari, Research associate

Alexandra Borsari – chercheuse nomade en anthropologie, chercheuse associée RESEARCH TOPIC [EN] : Nomadism and disruptive mobile micro dwelling experiments RESEARCH TOPIC [FR] : Nomadisme par les usages et le prototypage de mini maisons mobiles disruptives BIO [EN] : With my nomadic lifestyle, I practice slow full immersion to understand better the complexity of situations […]

Mibehaving & Design – Inspirations: a London report

Designers in Residence 2014: Disruption Design museum, London. 10 September 2014 – 8 March 2015. Official Abstract: “Now in its seventh year, Designers in Residence invites young designers – James Christian, Ilona Gaynor, Torsten Sherwood and Patrick Stevenson-Keating – to respond to a brief set by Deyan Sudjic, the Director of the Design Museum. For […]

Codesign Lab First « Brainy Week »

The first « Brainy Week » took place on the first week of december 2014 with four fantastic guests: Warren Sack, UC Santa Cruz, software studies Mathias Bejean, IAE Créteil, Management Sciences Julien Bobrof, Orsay University, Physics Gilles Bailly, Telecom ParisTech, Human Computer Interaction And Tiphaine, from the Codesign Lab of Telecom ParisTech, Design who presented her […]

Conférence autour des travaux d’Anne-Françoise Schmid

La philosophie générique au coeur des sciences contemporaines Conférence autour des travaux d’Anne-Françoise Schmid 23 septembre 2014 Sous le patronage de la chaire « Théorie et Méthodes de la Conception Innovante » – Centre de Gestion Scientifique – MINES ParisTech “Des concepts mathématiques à l’obésité, les sciences contemporaines remettent en cause l’ambition de « synthèse […]

Final Symposium of the ADAM project

« Reclaiming the Internet » with distributed architectures: rights, technologies, practices, innovation The research program ADAM (Distributed Architectures and Multimedia Applications, studies the technical, political, social, socio-cultural and legal implications of distributed network architectures. The final symposium of the ADAM project, open to disciplines as varied as science and technology studies, information and communication sciences, […]

Should we write the methods of design research? (Seminar)

Should we write the methods of design research? (Seminar) Today, October the 2nd 2014, was the first seminar of “Design en Recherche”, the association of french Ph.D. students and recent doctors – untitled “Should we write the methods of design research?”. Seminar coordinated by Robin de Mourat (Université Rennes 2), Ioana Ocnarescu (École Nationale Supérieure […]

Frederic Valentin, PhD Candidate

Fred – PhD Candidate Supervision : Annie Gentès   Bio Frédéric Valentin is a PhD candidate in the Codesign Lab at Telecom Paris tech since 2014. Frédéric Graduated from école Boulle in product design and from ENS (école Normale Supérieure) de Cachan. His researches take interests in the impact of auto-production (both the means of […]