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Kramade, a project that supports young product designers

08 / 03 / 2018

Koldobika Goikoetxea, engineer and industrial designer with an entrepreneurial spirit, cofounded his first start-up company, The Social Coin, in 2013 and since then has not stopped getting involved in high added-value projects, both with young entrepreneurs and companies. He is the founder of Kramade, a project that was started at the beginning of 2016, driven by a group of product design students that tried to make their own projects come true from the university. They failed when they experienced the difficulties involved in the entire process, from manufacturing to distribution.

Six Thinking Hats technique

08 / 03 / 2018

In order to continue with the series on tools aimed at the fostering of creativity and the improvement of abilities and exploratory attitudes –quite useful in the design process– today we present the 'Six Thinking Hats’ technique.

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Intellectual property and the creative sector 3/3. The public domain

07 / 23 / 2018

In this post, we will talk about those works that can be used without having to seek the author’s permission, that is, those in the public domain. If a work is in the public domain, it means that this work can be freely used, disseminated and even modified (in the case of some creative commons licenses). If it is not in the public domain, then it is compulsory to request permission and, in some cases, pay to obtain a copyright license.

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Be Colour for One Day. Discovering colour and trends design

06 / 27 / 2018

Winners of the Roca One Day Design Challenge from Portugal and Poland had the opportunity of participating in a very useful and fun workshop, Be Colour for One Day, led by Marta Aymerich, founder of Way and brand communication specialist with an important accent on colour and its emotional uses.

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The backpacks of the One Day Design Challenge have been designed by Àlex Casabò

05 / 31 / 2018

Roca reaffirms its commitment to the development and promotion of young talent through partnerships with young professionals. If some time ago it was Alexandra Barrachina, winner of the first One Day Design Challenge, who designed some settings for Roca's Thinbig® tiles, now it is the turn of Àlex Casabò, winner of the 2014 Spanish edition of One Day Design Challenge, and his accessories brand Mediterrans, created in 2015.

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Intellectual property and the creative sector 1/3. Introduction

05 / 15 / 2018

What is the intellectual property about and why should I be informed? It would be a mistake to think that, as designers, the issue of intellectual property does not affect us, because it really does. When we think of copyright, writers, artists, photographers and little else comes to mind. But the truth is that intellectual property affects the entire creative sector, from musicians to architects, software developers and designers.  

Phoresy Pack, a customizable backpack by vosq design team

03 / 06 / 2018

Phoresy Pack is the outcome of our explorations in the field of customizable and generative product design. It embodies the idea that the objects we surround ourselves with leave a distinct mark reciprocally, and that with time the user contributes to the appearance of his/her possessions as much as their initial designer, yet in a different fashion. With this project we aimed to take the idea to a new level and create a design that would be by default formed around its user.

Interview with Martha Thorne

02 / 20 / 2018

Martha Thorne is the Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and Dean of the IE School of Architecture & Design, part of the innovative IE University in Madrid/Segovia. Since 2015 she has been a friend of the We Are Water Foundation and was recently a member of the judges’ panel at the One Day Design Challenge in Shanghai.

Method 635. A tool to generate ideas and develop solutions

02 / 09 / 2018

Creative ideas do not always come to us right when we need them. Furthermore, they sometimes appear at unearthly hours or in the most unusual places. But there are specific times in which we need to open a window to creativity, regardless of how blocked it is, and we need to let talent flow. But we are not alone… There are countless creativity techniques and tools that can help us develop new ideas, solve problems or establish a path we had not identified before.

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Pau Moltó, a versatile designer

01 / 16 / 2018

Pau Moltó was the winner of the 2016 edition of the Roca One Day Design Challenge in Spain. His Kenchikuka Toilet earned the recognition of the jury due to the originality of his proposal, a packable toilet designed to meet the needs of the present nomadic generation with frequent changes of address. 

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We Are Water Foundation Award

11 / 09 / 2017

Sustainability is a priority for Roca, and we see this in the research and resources devoted to achieve a more rational use of water. For this reason, the company implements increasingly more measures, both in the manufacturing processes and in the use of its products, to decrease the environmental effects, and the reduction of the water consumption is one of the most important ones.

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Alexandra Barrachina, the first winner

07 / 23 / 2017

A number of years have gone by since Alexandra Barrachina won the first prize along with David Navais at the One Day Design Challenge in 2012 with their project Mybowl, a light and compact bathroom furniture unit, easy to carry and which can be connected to any drain, conceived for urban nomads who constantly change from one apartment to another.

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Interview with Tomoko Sakamoto

06 / 23 / 2017

Interview with Tomoko Sakamoto, Japanese architect in charge of carrying out the Manual Thinking workshop for the winners of the Spanish edition of the Roca One Day Design Challenge 2016.

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Roca One Day Design Challenge, much more than just one day

12 / 01 / 2016

Roca One Day Design Challenge, exploring in more detail its goal of promoting talent as a value and design and innovation as tools for the future among young professionals and students, wishes to take a step further and become an open and continuous platform that spreads news of the winners and collaborators of the competition.