Driven by Strate School of Design, EXALT Design Lab gathers 5 industrial partners (Carrefour, OTIS, la MAIF, Inprocess and EMAKINA) et 2 well-known research laboratories, Co-Design Lab (Telecom ParisTech), and the centre for management and economics research (Ecole polytechnique), committed together in a 4 year research program.
The EXALT Design Lab research program aims at developing solutions to integrate design at the heart of the partner companies’ strategies. In a world made of complexity and uncertainty, design is the key discipline (and expertise) to transform strategies, business models, create powerful experiences into more attractive and competitive ones; combined with humanity and sense.
The 5 PhD candidates will be hosted in companies through a French CIFRE contract. The research projects focus on modelling experience, building tools for design projects, enlightening the management models and value creation processes (including economical) fostered by design.
Based on these management and design sciences themes, the joined laboratory will organize workshops with the PhD candidates and the researchers.
The challenge for EXALT Design Lab, led by Strate School of Design (which trains 150 designers per year), together with the companies and academic partners, is to propose concrete and strategic answers to integrate design in organizations.
ABOUT ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE / École Polytechnique is the leading French institute which combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its various undegraduate and graduate-level programs – Bachelor’s degree, Ingénieur Polytechnicien, Master’s, Graduate Degree, PhD program and PhD– are highly selective and promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions. As a widely internationalized university, École Polytechnique offers a variety of international programs and attracts a growing number of foreign students and researchers from around the globe (currently 30% of students and 39% of faculty members).