Dr Tulio Maximo is an award-winning Brazilian designer and ergonomist with expertise in Human-Centred and Inclusive Design. He holds a Master and a PhD degree from Loughborough University in the UK. Dr Maximo PhD research had focused on translating current good practices in assistive technology and wheelchair services into the Brazilian healthcare services.
His work had received a number of awards from institutions such as IDSA, Banco do Brasil and Royal College of Arts. His award-winning designs include products, services, and social enterprises, including the Ciranda chair for disabled toddlers. Dr Maximo has received funding from Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), Prêmio Fundação Banco do Brasil de Tecnologia Social, and Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos (FINEP).
Before Joining PolyU school of Design Dr Maximo was previously an associate lecturer in Sketching, Service Design, and Ergonomics at Loughborough University.