Graduated in product design and self-taught in interaction and service design, Remy is practicing as a researcher, strategist and facilitator through both a professional and academic path.
His main interest is in using digital technology to develop people’s creativity, autonomy and empathy through augmenting their perception, expression and reflexivity potential. He nurtures a special interest in ‘imaginaire’ as generative framework for designers as well as in design fiction and design for debate.
Remy started exploring new territories for digital technologies in 1995, while designing with Atau Tanaka (Apple/Ircam) one of the world’s first gesture interface making one’s body a music instrument, breaking boundaries between disciplines, and awarded by Stefano Marzano, head of Philips Design.
Remy worked for Alcatel, AirLiquid, Roland Moreno Technologies, Parrot and headed an advanced design studio for Mitsubishi Electric, Samsung, an exploratory design research studio for Nokia. He has recently been director, bigdata user-experience research and innovation, at Orange, after being director, exploratory design research and head of UX in Orange vallée, innovation accelarator which developed Libon, an MVNO from scratch. From April 2016, Remy will be vice-CEO of Qwant, a european company developing AI services in search, blockchain, IO, among other things. He will operate as Chief Product Officer, in charge of products, design, brand, marketing. He is also the founder/director of SociableMedia (2009-2015), a research program in EnsADLabs with 09 researchers, 4 PHD candidates, with a main interest in using digital technology to develop people’s creativity, autonomy and empathy through augmenting their perception, expression and reflexivity. His research program collaborates internationally with other academic labs including the MIT MediaLab TangibleMediaGroup or corporations.