Dr Tulio Maximo is an innovative designer and ergonomist with expertise in people-centred design. Tulio professional aim is to bridge people, institutions and knowledge to improve society collaboratively. His research interests are in intergenerational and inclusive design, social entrepreneurship, and co-designing healthcare and assistive technology services. His previous works included interventions on Brazilian healthcare services and design of awarded products and social enterprise to help including people with disabilities in society.
Tulio has created the elective SD4469 Design Meets Disabilities and also teaches SD3470 Technology 3: Ergonomics, SD2467 Design Research, and SD4001 Cooperative Project. Tulio is a tutor in the Master in Design practice for the SD5409 Capstone Research and SD5410 Design and Make Capstone Project.
His work had received a number of awards from institutions such as IDSA, Banco do Brasil and Royal College of Arts. 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 an associate lecturer in Sketching, Service Design, and Ergonomics at Loughborough University, product designer at Instituto Noisinho da Silva, and car designer at COMAU do Brasil (FIAT group).
Maximo, T. 2019. Ciranda, a floor seat positioning system and social enterprise. IN: Proceedings of the 15th Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, Bologna 26-30 August 2019. Amsterdam: IOS Press.
Maximo, T. 2019. Not-So-Smart Technology. In Smart Healthcare. IntechOpen.
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.