Hélène Portier is a media and interaction designer from Switzerland. By creating digital experiences and interactive installations, Hélène design and develop interfaces and interactions that invite us to consider our daily environment in an unexpected manner.
Having studied design in Switzerland for several years, she has a broad academic background from different institutions such as ERACOM (Apprenticeship in Media Design), ECAL (Bachelor in Media & Interaction Design) and EPFL in the framework of the EPFL+ECAL Lab (Master of Advanced Studies in Design Research for Digital Innovation).
Her practice is divided between freelance projects, experimental projects and teaching in Switzerland and abroad. Her latest teachings have been as a professor in UI/UX Design at ERACOM, as a teacher in video making at ECAL, as a lead teacher for the coding academy Powercoders and as a lecturer in the Hong Kong Design Institute. Do not hesitate to contact her for any request or additional information.
|2018 - Now||Freelancer|
|2021 - Now||Professor in UI/UX Design, ERACOM, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|2021||Lecturer, Interaction Design Workshop, ERACOM, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|2021||Professor in Video Making, ECAL, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|2018 - 2020||Design Researcher & MAS DRDI (Design Research for Digital Innovation), EPFL + ECAL Lab, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|2019||INNSINC workshop, Bangalore, India|
|2018||Lead Teacher & Coordinator, Powercoders, Coding Academy for Refugees, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|2018||Design Collaborator at SI.D LAB Enable Foundation, Hong Kong|
|2017 - 2018||Artist in Residence & Lecturer, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong|
|2016||China Hardware Innovation Camp, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China|
|2014 - 2017||Bachelor Media & Interaction Design, Graduation with Honors, ECAL, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|2010 - 2014||Apprenticeship in Media Design, Graduation with Honors, ERACOM, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|January – February 2021||Social Tea Set||OK Dementia with SI.D LAB Enable Foundation, Hong Kong|
|September 2019 to March 2020||Temps Passé, Temps Réel||Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, Switzerland|
|July - August 2019||Temps Passé, Temps Réel||Musée Suisse de l’appareil photographique, Vevey, Switzerland|
|September - October 2017||20°C||ECAL graduation show, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|April 2016||Broom Broom||Fuorisalone Design Week, Milano, Italy|
|September 2016||Swissnex Heads||Swissnex, San Francisco, USA|