Designed in Switzerland, manufactured in China

CHIC 2016-2017

Ideation week-end – EPFL

29-30 October 2016

This is where the magic happen. Saturday is focused on learning the language of innovation and reseting established the perspective. Sunday is focused on practicing it. Be ready to draw, pitch, meet, ideate and have fun. Teams are formed at the end of the week-end.

PRESENTATION TO PANEL – EPFL

25 November 2016

Teams present their ideas to a panel of judge, because of limited place availability only the best ideas and teams are selected.

Kick-off – EPFL

19 February 2017

This part is central to the design thinking methodology. We run user interviews where we collect what they say, do, think and feel. We need to reframe our perspective so we are able to see the world through the eyes of the users. We deliver a report on user experience, journey and perspective.

Milestone 1 – EPFL

24 March 2017

We run a technical analysis on existing solutions, products, technologies and components. The objective is to understand how technical or functional challenges are currently solved. We deliver a technical report.

Milestone 2 – EPFL

28 April 2017

We define the requirements and problem statements. This serves as a DNA for the ideation process. We deliver the refined requirements and problem statements.

Milestone 3 – EPFL

26 May 2017

We run a technical analysis on existing solutions, products, technologies and components. The objective is to understand how technical or functional challenges are currently solved. We deliver a technical report.

Semester project – EPFL

June 2016 (only for EPFL students)

We define the requirements and problem statements. This serves as a DNA for the ideation process. We deliver the refined requirements and problem statements.

Pre-Take-off day – EPFL

10 July 2017

We run a technical analysis on existing solutions, products, technologies and components. The objective is to understand how technical or functional challenges are currently solved. We deliver a technical report.

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CHINA

Hong Kong

11-16 July 2017

Manufacturing & assembly processes and parameters have to be specified in order to ensure production.

ShenZhen

16-26 July 2017

This is where the creativity happens, everything is possible. Several brainstorming “games” are played with or without the customer to generate as much innovative concepts as possible. We present the result of the brainstorming and deliver a brainstorming report.

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SWITZERLAND

Demo Day

Autumn 2017

This is where the creativity happens, everything is possible. Several brainstorming “games” are played with or without the customer to generate as much innovative concepts as possible. We present the result of the brainstorming and deliver a brainstorming report.