Hope by Gustavo Mejia



Gustavo Mejia (Lead Designer), Alicia Avila Cruz (Designer), Veronica Lizet Avila (Designer), Maria Fernanda Lugo (Designer), Pablo Antonio Marroquín Martínez (Designer)

Toluca, Mexico

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México


Hope / Mobility platform to improve the well-being of disadvantaged people.

A preliminary estimate of 2021 incorporating current social, environmental, and economic problems estimates that it will place around 715 million people into extreme poverty worldwide, equivalent to 9.5% of the world’s population.

In México, an estimated 62 million people (49% of the population) live in poverty, which prevents them from accessing basic services to lead a well-being life.

The most pronounced gaps in indigenous and vulnerable populations relate to the difficulty in accessing mobility services that enable them to carry out activities associated with education, access to social security, and basic housing and health services.

Food, education, and health services are some of the needs that this vulnerable population demands expeditiously because due to the characteristics of geographical areas and weather conditions access to mobility in an agile and practical way is not feasible.

Recognizing mobility as a human right that every person should have access to regardless of their condition or type of transport, a possible solution has been created to help people overcome the problems associated with the disadvantages of vulnerability, because the living conditions of vulnerable people are not unique to México, our proposal can be implemented in different latitudes to address similar problems around the world.

The HOPE mobility platform aims is to provide a service to meet primary needs through multifunctional modules that reach vulnerable geographic areas to primarily promote education and health, as well as serve as a rescue center covering primary needs for the population in the event of natural disasters.

Being a modular vehicle, with the ground and air aid, by means of drones, it has great potential to integrate this whole range of services. The Hope vehicle will benefit areas by improving access to education, integrating safety, health, and well-being.


Gustavo Mejia Perez (Lead Designer)
Industrial Designer graduated from UAEM with more than 20 years of professional and academic experience, focused on product development and automotive design; specialized in topics related to Innovation and creativity applied to project development. Motivated to participate in mobility projects within the early stages of development.

Maria Fernanda Lugo Miranda (Designer)
María Fernanda Lugo Miranda is 21- year- old, from Toluca, State of Mexico. She is a programming technician and an Industrial Design student at UAEMéx. She has worked in the development of projects about micro-mobility and furniture for spaces organization. Likewise, she is focused on Emotional Design, Universal Design, Experience Design, sustainability, and Interior Design. She is currently working on the development of a new concept and solution for an autonomous vehicle.

Mauricio Rodriguez Hernandez (Designer)
Mauricio Rodriguez Hernandez is a 21-year-old young man from central Mexico, an animal lover, with a great curiosity for what surrounds me, which fills me with great enthusiasm because I intend to be a pioneer to design the future.

Pablo Antonio Marroquín Martínez (Designer)
Pablo Marroquín was born in the state of Mexico in 1999, he is currently studying Industrial design and his goal is to help the greatest number of people, through his designs.

Verónica Lizet Ávila Baca (Designer)
Verónica Ávila was born in August 1999 in Mexico. She is currently a student of industrial design at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico. “Since my adolescence, I have been fond of the design, I’m interested in finding solutions to social issues through the design and making a better place for everyone to live”.

Alicia Avila Cruz (Designer)
Alicia Avila is 21 years old; she is an Industrial Design student from Toluca, México. She previously carried out some projects, one of which has been participating at the Mexican Open
Design 2018. And have another participation in the NASA Space Apps Challenge CDMX 2020. She thinks that a good design can be helpful to everyone.