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 worked as a product designer at Instituto Noisinho da Silva and an associate lecturer in Sketching, Service Design, and Ergonomics at Loughborough University.
Maximo, T. 2018. Not just the right for a wheelchair but the right wheelchair: a multi-site study of the wheelchair public service provision in Belo Horizonte city, Brazil. Doctoral Thesis, Loughborough University.
Maximo, T. and Clift, L. 2017. Not just the right to a wheelchair but the right wheelchair – improving Brazilian wheelchair service delivery. IN: Proceedings of the 14th Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, Shefield 11-15 September, 2017. Amsterdam: IOS Press.
Maximo, T. and Clift, L. 2016. Assessing service delivery systems for assistive technology in Brazil using HEART study quality indicators. Journal Technology and Disability. 2016; 27(4):161-170
Maximo, T. and Clift, L.2015. Assessing service delivery systems for assistive technology in Brazil using HEART study quality indicators. IN: Proceedings of the 13th Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, Budapest, 9-12 September. Amsterdam: IOS Press.
Maximo, T. and Foureaux, E. 2011. Oficina da Ciranda: a social and sustainable technology case. In:Proceedings of the Include 11 Conference, Royal College of Arts, London 2011.
Foureaux, E. and Maximo, T. 2009. Inclusive School Desk. In:Proceedings of the Include 09 Conference, Royal College of Arts, London 2009.