The project

Cebrace is the biggest producer of glass float in South America, result of a join-venture between Pilkington and Saint-Gobain. On the 1º Saint- Gobain Hackathon they had the follow challenge: thinking in low cost and time, they need a solution where architects could test Cebrace products in their projects.

During the first 24h of Hackathon, we made interviews and qualitative surveys with architects to understand their needs. The critical point was: this kind of glass is heavy and need carefully transportation to arrive at the buildings. In some cases, before the installation, the architects realize that those glasses wasn’t the ideal one and most of cases the pieces arrived broken.

We started with the Design Thinking Double Diamond process to define the steps of work and what we needed to focus to make the idea comes to life. After a lot of meetings with Cebrace stakeholders, we started to test a solution that match the architect’s context. The aim was to minimize or even eliminate the need to use the glass before being placed.

The idea

The idea was to design a mobile application that can simulate some filters with Cebrace colors catalog. With this solution the architects could apply this filters in any building image to simulate the appearance of the chosen glass, without place the pieces.

We built the interface with learning curve, like Instagram or similar applications that uses filters who fits some shape.

The MVP has 3 main features:

- Glass Catalog;
- Glass Filter;
- Localization of other Cebrace Glass Projects;

The winner idea

Our idea won the 3rd place in the competition. From this idea, the Cebrace's team could takes insights and ideas to build a new application. The project is under development with Cebrace.

The team

Guilherme Takaki, Flavio Santana, José Olenscki, Laio Anatole e Felipe Rodrigues.