Media Design Exploration

EPFL MOOC 'Venice Time Machine'

With Prof. Dr. Frédéric Kaplan & Isabella diLenardo Chair of Digital Humanities

Co-design video production in the research cooperation of "Videos in Higher Education" for a MOOC about the "Venice Time Machine" with Patrick Jermann and the MOOC factory Team at Center for Digital Education, EPFL. Video production on-location in Venice, including 360°Videos. The postproduction is still ongoing. process documentation of the research project "Audiovisuelles Mediendesign für tertiäre Bildungslandschaften", which was a research project from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland in cooperation with the EPFL Lausanne, University of Basel and the University of Passu, running from 2015 - 2017 and  kindly supported by the Gebert Ruef Stiftung.

Here is a first preview of a virtual 360°Video interactive digital surrounding space from the MOOC research experiment, conducted in a cooperation between the HGK FHNW and the EPFL Lausanne.

Further 360° Video Impressions from the media design experiment in Venice.

The first tests for the media design experiment have been produced on the EPFL Lausanne campus in and outside the Rolex building.

Photo of the 360° video production for the experiment in Venice, November 2016.

Expert Interviews (Publication)

In the context of the research project, several expert interviews have been conducted with leading digital learning specialists from all over the world, including academic staff and media design practicioners.


The results of the interviews will be published this fall 2017. The following images give an insight view into the interview transcription as well as the design layout of the book.


The pages are not in a particular order but rather provide an overview of the project dissemination..

Research Video for a Paper Publication; featuring the Expert Interviews

Video Manifesto

One of the outcomes of our expert work shops is a "Video Manifesto for Videos in Higher Education". Our core group consists of experts from  the following different universities and institutions:


EPFL Lausanne
ETH Zürich

FHNW Basel

Ludwig-Maximillians University Munich

HSG St.Gallen
Leuphana Universität


New Iteration by experts at the LERU Video Workshop:

Leiden University
 University College London
University of Amsterdam
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
KU Leuven
University of Zurich


It is planned to publish a first open accessible version digitally as well as a booklet of the Video Manifesto this fall 2017. The target audience are peers from higher education as well as the broad society with interest in digital education. Therefore, the language of the Video Manifesto aims to entertain, 'edutain' and provok new ways of thinking about media design for videos in digitale education.

Below is the current draft with the main target points.

'Research process video' for the Gebert Ruef Stiftung, which kindly supported the research project.

Video of the 'State of the Art' of MOOC Videos and Motivation for the Research Project