Max Paré, alumni of the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering, wins the second prize in the Roca One Day Design Challenge
Glide by Max Paré, alumni of the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering, has been awarded the second prize in the Roca One Day Design Challenge, a contest with the aim of recognizing and giving visibility to young students and professionals from the world of design. The proposal’s briefing asked the contestants for a versatile, easy-to-use, safe, and aesthetic project. It also had to be accessible to users with any type of functional diversity, and also sustainable, regarding ONU’s Sustainable Development Goals and Roca’s compromise with the current climatic situation. Participants had eight and a half hours to develop an idea that would be analyzed by the jury.
The second prize winner project consists of an innovative basin and base unit system embodying universal design principles. Glide provides adjustable height and ample maneuvering space for diverse users.
The system is personalized with voice activation and movement sensors, supported by integrated safety bars. Clear signage and contrasting elements aid navigation, and easy-to-maintain surfaces ensure hygiene. Glide‘s design promotes inclusivity, independence, and comfort for all users.