ProgramBachelor in Design
Alejandra Alonso- Majagranzas Moreno, Alejandra Díaz Zulueta, Anurag Phalke, Bianca Bracchetti, Claudia Taveras Ureña, Claudia Tizon Mazzola, Elizaveta Shavrova, Federica Caso, Grégoire Germain, Mae Leng White, María José Heshiki De Las Casas, Miguel Gutiérrez - Ambrossi Larios, Myriam Barba Martínez-Laya, Nicholas Saye, Nicole Andreína Beltrán Caraballo, Verus Von Haeften, Yasmina Taher, Yoko Hwang Kaetsu
Design Studio II
This group of students opted to create a pencil designed for shy people. Deciding that timid people tend to want to blend in as much as possible, they designed a slim, white pencil that would be camouflaged against white paper, as well as a version that would blend in with grid paper.
This pencil’s design sought to reflect a chef's needs in the kitchen, while considering the most important aspects of flexibility and functionality. The students combined the wooden spoon—a staple in every kitchen due to its versatility—and a pencil, which allows chefs to write down recipes, ingredients, etc.
This team chose to embody the tendency to gamble in the form of a pencil. The first model was a “roulette-pencil,” which you could spin to reveal many different combinations.
This team chose to embody the tendency to gamble in the form of a pencil. The second model was a six-sided “dice-pencil,” which you could roll and gamble with the odds.
“Quino” the snake-bot is a cutting-edge rehydration system to aid and rescue earthquake victims. This snake-bot will be able to move through rubble and other obstacles to reach earthquake victims. Quino will then deliver a rehydration solution through a straw that pops out of the capsule within the robot’s modules.
This project involved designing a delivery robot within a specific context, while also taking the system, its safety, and how it interacts with humans into account. The students focused on designing a robot to be used in mid-range hotels. In order to better design and understand the features of the robot, they decided to concentrate on the Holiday Inn Express hotel chain. HOOLY is an autonomous service robot that adheres to the Holiday Inn Express brand, ensuring that guests’ needs are addressed at all times.
This design aims to raise awareness about social media addiction. Social media plays an important role in our daily routines, but at a great cost in terms of time. This wristwatch subtracts the time spent on social media from the user’s overall free time, helping them realize how time is slipping through their fingers.
This project is meant to reflect society's current relationship with social media. Rather than designing something to punish or prohibit the behavior, this student decided to simply focus on self-awareness. The product is a phone case that shows how much time you spend on social media. For every ten minutes you spend on a social network, a new dot will light up. Since everyone carries their phone around with them, your phone will act as a constant reminder of the time you spend on social media.
This project sought to draw attention to the negative usage of social media. The student decided to focus on how social media and the use of mobile phones in the morning can affect an individual’s mood and mental health throughout the day. To address this issue, the student created “The Phone Envelope.” The user puts their phone in the envelope at night. In the morning, they can interact with the phone without displaying the social media notifications which negatively affect your behavior.