Mélanie Courtinat

Mélanie Courtinat is an artist and art director considering video games as a major medium and focussing on their extraordinary immersive properties. Her work, crafted through the use of digital tools, results in games, CGI images and films, interactive experiences, virtual and augmented reality. As an art director, she works on commissioned projects for clients in the luxury, fashion, culture & music fields. As an artist, her personal work is consistently being shown worldwide in cultural institutions, galleries and museums, from Tokyo to New York. Mélanie also teaches video game theory at Écal in Lausanne and frequently conducts lectures and workshops in an academic setting. 

Speech "Don’t be afraid of video games! "

Inviting designers to tap into the sometimes overlooked creative potential of video games, Mélanie Courtinat will explore the visual landscapes, interactive narratives, and technological innovations inherent in gaming. The talk will demonstrate how these elements can serve as practical sources of inspiration, contributing to the enhancement of media interaction design. 

Don’t be afraid of video games!

March 13th

Opening & Ceremony

Restaurant Lagerhaus,
Saal 1. Stock,
Davidstrasse 42, St.Gallen

18:00Opening doors
18:30Start Opening Event
Opening speechSamuel Zuberbühler, Standortförderung St.Gallen, Host City
SpeechRoger Dudler, Frontify, Founder & CEO
SpeechBeat Kneubühler, dpsuisse, Präsident
CeremonyIMDAward 2024

March 15th


Demutstrasse 115, St.Gallen

09:00Door Opening

09:30Opening Congress: Daniel Kehl

10:05 – 10:25Johnson Kingston
10:25 – 10:45DIA Studio
10:45 – 11:05Function Store

Coffee Break

11:35 – 11:55Mélanie Courtinat
11:55 – 12:15Shortnotice Studio

Lunch Break

13:35 – 13:55onformative
13:55 – 14:15Tashina Maria
14:15 – 14:35ALANKO+NUOTIO

Coffee Break

15:05 – 15:25Simon Kringel
15:25 – 15:45Rose Pilkington

ModerationMarlene Wenger