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The Lab workshop

How does a lab workshop work?

A short format

The workshop is a short format of participatory workshops in which student designers in their final year of study and employees from the partner organization develop creative concepts.

Work between students and partners

Objectives for the partner

Developing creative momentum and discovering Design Thinking tools by bringing together 2nd year MDes Master’s students from the Design Labs and employees from the partner company to imagine visions of the future in the form of proto-concepts.

Teaching benefits

Giving students the opportunity to discover how to run and organize participatory and creative workshops.


The Design Labs arrange workshop sessions to enable companies or local authorities to coordinate creative brainstorming sessions on a subject. Each workshop is run by a design expert and involves 4 students and up to 8 people from the partner organization.


2 consecutive days over the period September-January.


Idea sheets organized by family/scenarios and diagrams.

Human resources

4 final year Master’s students (Mdes)
1 professional designer
Between 5 and 10 partner employees and/or users


For your projects that are eligible for research and innovation tax credits, we benefit from a certification (by decree of 8 April 2013) granted by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.


Regardless of the type of collaboration, L’École de design draws up a partnership agreement defining:
- human resources
- planning
- confidentiality
- protection of industrial property
- transfer of rights
- financial compensation.


Projects and apprenticeship tax manager
Florence BERNAT
Business relations coordinator

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