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A productive week

BEEBOYS
November 12, 2019

This week was a very productive week for our team, and at the end of it we now know we must (very likely) change our name soon.  After having dived [...]

Interviews, Mentors, and Milestone 1…

Resourceful
November 11, 2019

Hi everyone!   What’s new in the Resourceful team?   We interviewed several people to choose which field we will explore during the next steps. We decided to work on [...]

Group contract

La Table
November 8, 2019

The less is more team attended an unexpected workshop last week-end. The later aimed to push the team to write a contract that sets rules within the group to reach [...]

New Ideas

BEEBOYS
November 8, 2019

Hi folks!   Today we brainstormed a lot about our subject and ideas.   We are trying now to focus on something more accurate than just big themes. So, we [...]

All Inclusive Design

All inclusive design
November 4, 2019

Hello everyone! This week, we furthered our research and decided to focus our work and interviews on three main ideas/needs: – Facilitate acess to menstrual protections – Promote public speaking [...]

Refining our opportunity choice

Resourceful
November 3, 2019

Hi everyone!   Last week, we brainstormed a lot and chose eight ideas to explore further. Each of us had the responsibility to present one or two topics.    This [...]

Project management – 2nd workshop

La Table
November 2, 2019

Last Tuesday took place our second workshop for the CHIC adventure.  The workshop was on project management, a crucial point in any project. We were put in different groups, and work [...]

Second meeting – social and participative design

All inclusive design
October 27, 2019

Our team All Inclusive Design met for the second time this week with more research to discuss. Information about social design, participative design and urban design was brought forward, and [...]

Learning through Planning

Resourceful
October 26, 2019

Hello everyone! Resourceful at your service! This week, the Resourceful team took part in a project management workshop at EPFL to plan ahead and see what could and will be [...]

First thing first

La Table
October 24, 2019

Last Friday was the first meeting of « La table » Team. The aim of this session was to develop the team bounding and start to brainstorm about the “Less is more” [...]

First ideas

BEEBOYS
October 21, 2019

Hello all, Today, the BeeBoyzz met and discussed about our project, and what we want to do.  As we mentioned last time, we are trying to fight against biodiversity losses. [...]

The first Brainstorm

All inclusive design
October 20, 2019

Hi everyone ! We gathered for our first meeting. We first talked over a cup of tea so we could get to know each other better. And then, we brainstormed [...]

CHIC to Sillicon Valey

Tolbi
October 18, 2019

Hi , Following the CHIC program, I was admitted to Draper University on a scholarship from the State of Senegal. I felt so comfortable when we were asked to come [...]

All Inclusive Design

All inclusive design
October 15, 2019

On the week-end of the 12-13 october, we took part in the kick-off CHIC week-end. we had some workshops, ethnography, debates, all of this such as we could discover each [...]

Kick-off week-end and team building

Resourceful
October 13, 2019

Hi everyone! We are the “Resourceful” team, and we're thrilled to join the CHIC community. We're a multidisciplinary team of five extremely motivated students: Marine Fondin, ECAL student in Industrial [...]

Beeboys

BEEBOYS
October 13, 2019

We are the Beeboys! Moderns societies are facing challenges of biodiversity loss and climate changes. It is a known fact that societies must adapt to a new system that is [...]

La Table

La Table
October 13, 2019

"La table est un type de meuble, initialement composé d'une surface plane et horizontale."   Noémie Soriano : Industrial Design, ECAL Karim Khatib : Robotics Master, EPFL Charaf-ed-dine El Fattahi : Theoretical [...]

CARING will be at Forum

CARING
October 2, 2019

Dear all, On Tuesday 8th October, CARING will be at Forum EPFL in the Student Corner, a dedicated place for entrepreunarial students. The aim of this event is to give [...]

Workshop in HKDI

Tolbi
September 18, 2019

Late is better than ever!!!!!. During our internship in Hong Kong, we visited the Hong Kong design institute. A strong experience because we worked with different classmates on a specific [...]

Dreaming a Tengo in HK beach

Tengo
August 6, 2019

Hello everyone! With feelings of joy, tiredness and fulfillment our journey in China ended a few days ago. The moments passed together are now memories, but so many of those [...]

Goodbye Hong-Kong

Heptabox
July 26, 2019

The China trip is over. We could enjoy the experience of  "One country, two systems". We saw how powerful it is to create a prototype between Shenzhen and Hong-Kong. After [...]

End of Hong Kong

CARING
July 25, 2019

Hi everyone ! Today is our final day. The day to say farewell to most of people we met during this adventure. CHIC is an incredible adventure and none of [...]

Few days remaining

NOX
July 25, 2019

Hi everyone, Our Monday in Hong Kong was completely occupied by a design fiction organized by CHIC in collaboration with the Hong Kong Design Institute. The objective of this design [...]

Makers at MakerBay

Hapstick
July 24, 2019

On Saturday July 20th, about 6 of us students from Switzerland were standing in front of a big metallic door, on which a taped sheet of paper read "Welcome to [...]

Workshop at HKDI !

AKANE
July 23, 2019

Dear readers, Yesterday, we went to HKDI, the Hong Kong Design Institute for a SWIFT session. There, we matched with local students with whom we designed a new product within [...]

Visits and Pitch Preparation

CARING
July 23, 2019

Hi everyone, After yesterday's amazing workshop at HKDI, today, we went to visit LSCM, a research center in Hong Kong that is focusing on IoT, robotics, AI, and other. The [...]

Visit of LSCM in Hong Kong

Heptabox
July 23, 2019

Today, we visited "Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre" in Hong Kong. https://www.lscm.hk/eng/ This non-profit organization is active in technological research. It works closely with universities and companies in Hong [...]

Stuff happening in HK

Tengo
July 22, 2019

Hey everyone, We arrived the 20th in HK and started experiencing the pace at which this city goes. Buildings are tall, roads are narrow and taxis go fat. In this [...]

Workshop at HKDI

CARING
July 22, 2019

Hi everyone! Today we had a special day at HK Design Institute where all teams were split in different new teams. Each team was composed of 1 engineer, 1 business, [...]

Bye bye Shenzhen, we have a prototype

Tengo
July 22, 2019

Hey everyone, MS7 done, and we managed to finish the prototype. We were a bit suspicious if we would have been able to do it, but in the end we [...]

Goodbye Shenzhen, Hello Hong Kong !

NOX
July 22, 2019

On Sunday, we left Shenzhen after two intense and crazy weeks! Between the pitches, the companies' visits, the workshop and just working on our prototype at x.Factory, the times flew [...]

End of Shenzhen

CARING
July 20, 2019

Hi everyone, Yesterday we finally succeeded to make our prototype, and precisely our screen buttons, work ! It was a big challenge for us, as we received our 3D prints [...]

Ready for Hong Kong!

Heptabox
July 20, 2019

Dear Community, Yesterday it was our last day in Shenzhen and we had the possibility to visit two important companies: Huawei and Oppo. Such a great experience! After two weeks [...]

A morning in Huawei

AKANE
July 19, 2019

  Hello there readers,   This morning was very special for the Zhu-Zhu team. Two of us went to Huawei's new campus in Shenzhen. And as you can see, we [...]

Nox – prototype is assembled

NOX
July 18, 2019

Hi everyone ! Yesterday for the first time, we assembled two lamps completely, and after connecting them, we could see the animation when they exchange the movement data. Indeed, the last [...]

PCB, K-tech and X-Factory

KNEET
July 18, 2019

Hi readers, This week has been very intense for everyone ! Our dear business explored the differents places where we thought we may sell the product. However, in china, neither [...]

Speeding up Tengo in Shenzhen!

Tengo
July 17, 2019

Hey everyone! When knowing who to ask, so many things are doable in Shenzhen! This morning together, Tomas and Ethan found a place at 10:00 where to weld the hinges [...]

Where are the crutches in China ?

Hapstick
July 17, 2019

Since we arrived in China, we observed that no one is using crutches in the street. Weird right ? Because in Switzerland we could see someone at least three times [...]