luce aknin



2012-2016 Industrial creator master degree in ENSCI-Les Ateliers (National School of Design).

2008- 2012 Engineering master degree in  UTC (Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France), mechanical engineering program, industrial design speciality (bachelor and master degree). Participation to ICI research master’s project (Innovation Knowledge Interaction). Exchange program in Industrial Design Master – TU/Eindhoven (Technische Universiteit of Eindhoven, Netherlands).

2006-2008 Scientific Preparation class – ENCPB Paris.



2019 – now

Designer for Okoni design studio (Montreuil, France).

2018 – 2019

Service designer for the Innovation department of MAIF insurance.

2017 – 2018

Strategic Service designer for User Studio. I designed a service and innovation strategy for a pension fund together with the client and a consultant studio. I conducted a User Research, several workshops, and designed with the teams strategic propositions for their innovation policy.

2016- 2017

Chaire IDIS residence. I replicated a project initiated in the North of France called «atelier Faire Savoir» (know-how workshop, see below 2015) for the city of St Dizier, adapting it to one of its know-how and industry: the foundry. The aim of this workshop is to make people discover a local manual know-how (most of the time depreciated) through the fabrication of an object. I built a methodology for designing the object combining both local and pedagogical stakes. Workshop programmed the first week of may 2017. Partnership: Pôle Formation des Industries Technologiques (education structure), fonderie GHM (foundry), Mission Locale et Ecole de la 2ième chance (professional insertion structures).


– Ensci research lab «Design and innovation in public policy». Strategy, programmation, and scenography of both the incubator «la fabrique digitale» and the french tech showroom of «la halle freyssinet». Freelance mission together with G. Barbe, C. Buzynski, and A. Wink, for «la Caisse des dépôts».

– Facilitation for the «makestorming» studio Nod-a. Workshop for the «Familly Helping Fund» (Caisse d’allocation familliale) and its users in order to design of a new reception area.

– Scenography (space and furniture) for the kids’ workshop area «Villette Makerz».

– Freelance designer for the research lab Costech (UTC) and Satt Lutech incubator together with Arnaud Wink. Development of an experimentation set for user testing a tactile dialogue tool for smartphone.


– Development of the «Faire Savoir» workshop project for the city of Sallaumines (North of France), based on one of its local craft: sheet metalwork. Partnership: Afpa Liévin (educational structure), Mac Sallaumines (cultural structure), cityhall of Loos en Goehelle. (Graduation project Ensci les ateliers).

– Design support to the international workshop POC21. Poc21 is an innovation camp focussed on ecological, socially impacting, and open-source projects.

– Fieldwork design mission for «Louvre-Lens Tourism office». The mission of this cross- disciplinar international workshop, organized by the Saprophytes collective, was to develop alternative ways to connect the museum of Louvre-Lens (and its tourists) to Lens city center (and its inhabitants).

– Design participant for Label Famille “Resistance” exhibition taking place in La Générale. Production and exhibition of local made products in cross-disciplinary teams.

– Design support for the workshop «Cours des comptes participative» (Participatory National Account Court), a design sensibilisation session for magistrate focussing on how to associate citizen to the National Account Court. Together with M. Béjean, for Ensci les atelier.


– “Temps mou” project and exhibition for the NUIT BLANCHE Paris 2014 event and Curiositas Art &Science festival.

– Workshop of “atelier citoyen” project at “Futur en Seine 2014” festival for 2 classes.

– UX design internship in the fablab I2R of EDF R&D (Research & Development Lab of Energy of France company). UI/UX design for energy consumption managment system in social accomodations.


– Freelance mission for Neovenz, a design studio specialized in connected objects. Design of a connected medical device for the start-up Ophtimalia (design thinking, prototyping, engineering, workshops, user tests…).

– Product & interaction design internship at «Tsé&Tsé associées» design studio. Design of interactive and poetic lights and switches.

– Blind light project, in relation to the “Design Quality of Interaction” research lab of the TU/Eindhoven, with Rombout Frieling and Kees Overbeeke.


Scenography internship at Proxima du Centaure design studio, in collaboration with Klapisch Claisse scenographers. Design of interactive and playful furnitures for the belgian kid science museum Le PASS.


Participation of the organization committee of DPPI conference (Design for Pleasurable Product and Interfaces).




– 09/04/17 – 09/05/17 : International Design Biennale of St Etienne 2017. Exhibition “Tiers Lieux, fork the world”, pitch and workshop «atelier Faire Savoir» with the local technical high school Le Marais. Partnership: the technical college Le Marais and the opensource community OpenFactory.

– 08 – 16/09/17 : Paris Design Week 2017. Exhibition of the workshop «atelier Faire Savoir» with Chaire IDIS.

– 17/01/17 – 24/03/17 : «atelier FAIRE SAVOIR» project at the Diplorama exhibition, Paris.


– 14-23/10/16 : International Biennale Interieur of Courtrai 2016, corner «North Touch». Exhibition of the «atelier FAIRE SAVOIR» project.

– 14-16/10/16 : «Mode de Production» (production modes) exhibition, taking place at la Condition Publique of Roubaix and organized by Lille Design. Exhibition of the «atelier FAIRE SAVOIR» project.


– Traveling exhibition «Temps mou» (soft time) in severalgallery and festival of Paris region (Maison des Ensemble Paris, Crypte d’Orsay, Curiositas art-science festival 2014), for the «Nuit Blanche» Paris event (Sleepless Night art festival) 2014. Interactive exhibition built together with T. Giraud, Human Machine Interaction researcher.

– Futur en Seine 2014 (digital art festival). Exhibition and workshops for two classes of primary school kids, for the «atelier citoyen» project (citizen workshop set). Partnership: Editis education and Ensci les ateliers.




Publication in “La fabrique à écosystème”:


“Faire avec”, a personal research (mémoire) on public role in the production and design of objects.