USJ Design student wins Gold Medal in Zhongshan Industrial Design Competition 2021
Sero Speakers by BA Design graduate student Mr. João Alfonso, wins Gold Award in the 2021 Zhongshan Industrial Design Competition – Xiaolan Hardware and Electrical Design Special Competition.
Mr. João Alfonso, Bachelor of Design graduate student of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Creative Industries, won a Gold Award in the 2021 Zhongshan Industrial Design Competition – Xiaolan Hardware and Electrical Design Special Competition, an event hosted by the Zhongshan Industrial Design Association.
The top ranked award-winning design named “Sero” was a graduation project of Mr Alfonso in 2021, featuring a unique and versatile Speaker System.
“The Covid-19 outbreak constrained people to their homes for extended periods. The forced isolation had significant effect on people’s lives, severing the connections with others and causing anxiety or even more severe mental health problems. Music is known to have a positive impact on a person’s well-being. Research is has shown that listening to music can make people happier, less stressed and enhance performance. Sero is a wireless speaker created as a respite from everyday challenges and to reconnect people through music. It is a versatile speaker that can fit in any room of the house or even be carried on the go. Smart and with a unique shape, Sero is the perfect companion to add music to one’s life. Combined with other Sero speakers, it creates a modular system with a powerful sound and versatile configurations. Sero is meant for people to connect and to share with others. B y sharing, we connect”