< Mickael Boulay Mickael Boulay's Portfolio Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:36:40 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.3 Transitions /transitions/ /transitions/#comments Sun, 13 Sep 2015 16:30:24 +0000 /?p=19 A set of cutlery that develops the motor skills of a handicapped hand, step by step. Through steps, the function of the cutlery and the way of holding them grow together in parallel, and a step-by-step progress is generated (from the main muscles of the hand to the tips of the fingers). The project has been developed with a physiotherapist and a disabled child with the idea that : « Just as we can become handicapped, we could also become un-handicapped… »
Being handicapped isn’t synonymous with remaining handicapped, and progress is always possible. Additionally, at every step of the process, my cutlery aims to make people confident and comfortable with improving their current condition.

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Welcome /about/ /about/#comments Sun, 13 Sep 2015 16:27:03 +0000 /?p=15 Hi, I am currently busy rebuilding my website. Stay tuned for new content.

To contact me : mickaelboulay [at] gmail.com

Even though my interests are numerous, I now decided to invest my skills and energy in relevant purposes. I want to bring health/care products and services into newer perspectives and closer to people. This context offers a relevant position to my creativity.
I want to help building the caring society of tomorrow, starting today.


2008 – 2012 Graduated Cum Laude from Man & Well Being, Bachelor course (BA), Design Academy Eindhoven, NL

2006 – 2008 BTS (BA) Industrial Product Design, ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres, Paris, FR

Since 2013 Waag Society, Amsterdam, NL
Role(s) : Product designer, I research, design and produce most of the tangible bits of Waag Society’s projects

2011 – 2012 Waag Society (Creative Care Lab) Amsterdam, NL
Role(s) : Intern for various health related projects, Organization of workshops, Digitale fabrication in FabLab Amsterdam

2010 Studio DJIM BERGER, Eindhoven, NL
Role(s) : intern for realisation of porcelaine pieces for the galery BSL in Paris

2007 Zygote Editions, design studio, Paris, FR
Role(s) : intern for conception of products until scale models, Research of suppliers and producers, Welcome customers in the shop

2012 Graduation Show “Up Close Wide Open” Design Academy Eindhoven, NL
2012 Design Cares, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL
2012 Care Innovation in Amsterdam Region, Ambient Assisted Living Forum, Amsterdam, NL
2012 Design Cares, Helsinki Design Week, Helsinki, FI

2011 In Between by Atelierdorp, Atelierdorp group exhibition, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL
2011 CRAFTS, (Beeldenstorm, EKVC, Textielab…), Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL

2010 Atelierdorp Gets Closer, Atelierdorp group exhibition, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL

2012 Rene Smeets Prize (the most professional graduation project)
2012 Keep An Eye Grant Prize (most promising student)
2012 Connector Prize (projects developped with outsiders of Design Academy Eindhoven)

2011 Brains Award (for innovative student idea/product)

2008 Finalist of «Dessine moi un service» (Design a service)

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Measuring Less To Feel More /measuring-less-to-feel-more/ /measuring-less-to-feel-more/#comments Sun, 13 Sep 2015 16:17:12 +0000 /?p=5 Stress has a high impact on the successful management of diabetes. After field research, I realized that diabetic people are actually stressed by the device they must use to check their blood sugar level. The current devices focus strictly on quantifying with numbers, and leave no room for personal feeling, sensation, or subtlety. Instead of numbers, my own vision of this ‘home-care device’ uses the position of a led light to literally expresses how high/low the blood sugar level is. This more intuitive and sensitive language allows people with type II diabetes to relate easier to their blood sugar level while staying in touch with their own sensation.
Project developed in collaboration with Waag Society

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