Marie-Virginie BERBET

Innovation Methodologies Team Manager – R&D Essilor

Innovation Methodologies Team Manager – R&D Essilor
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Marie-Virginie Berbet has trained both in Design (Ensci-Les Ateliers) and in Neurosciences (Master’s Degree in Neuropharmacology, ENS-Ulm). She started working freelance for 8 years, supporting big companies (Orange, AXA Banque, LVMH…) as well as young start-ups (Zyken, Airmineral…) in designing new products and/or prospective concepts.
In 2015, she joined Essilor R&D to bring the use and experience dimension to a “techno-push” culture. She has managed a team which supports the implementation and deployment of new innovative procedures among operational teams since July 2016, helping them to develop user-centric innovations.

Session Title: What can design teaching learn from contemporary collaborative design practices?

Collaboration is nothing new to design teaching : both historically-significant design schools and applied arts institutes in France have integrated collaborative work into their teaching methods (whether between designers or in association with other disciplines). However, a new brand of design activities seems to be centered around new values of collaboration : “participatory design”, “co-design” or even “open-design”, etc.