Tech In Travel: Futuristic Solutions From Today’s Young Minds

Ivy Li (center) is awarded Best Thesis by DLS-CSB Industrial Design professors and Senior Industry Fellow Kenneth Cobonpue during Speck's exhibit opening
Ivy Li (center) is awarded Best Thesis by DLS-CSB Industrial Design professors and Senior Industry Fellow Kenneth Cobonpue during Speck’s exhibit opening


The graduating students of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde’s Industrial Design course recently showcased design solutions in an exhibit called ‘Speck: A Juried Showcase of Design Solutions.’ Held at the Design Center of the Philippines in Pasay from August 15 to 19, the exhibit showcased various technological solutions aimed at giving creative answers to new and age-old societal problems as well as lifestyle products that can be useful when traveling:


  • Galvani


Galvani is a model for an electric car that aims to lower the carbon emission produced on Philippine roads.


Powered by a modern battery technology, Galvani aims to make the roads a more breathable space and make transportation more sustainable for everyone.  

  • Jack


Good quality luggage is always a travel must-have and Jack aims to make traveling with a heavy luggage easier with its expandable body and a wide ergonomic handle. Inspired by war tanks, the luggage can be easily pulled upstairs and can glide smoothly across different terrains. The belt serves as a strap for your carry-on bag and the compartment is built to hold all your gadgets.

  • Idlip



Idlip is a neck band that helps users sleep better. It features buttons that can massage your neck and play zen music to help the wearer relax and have more restful sleep. Although Idlip was really intended for those who have sleeping problems, it would also be a great travel companion especially for long travels.


  • Vida by Lexie


Vida is a stylish leather bag designed for traveling breastfeeding mothers. It is made up of two separate bags that can be used together: one is equipped with a dedicated compartment for breastfeeding pump and bottles while the other part has enough room for a career woman’s business essentials. It can also easily turn into a shoulder bag, backpack, cross-body bag with a simple adjustment of the straps.


  • Snappet

Snappet is a modern cane for commuting elderlies. It has a grab-handle tool that helps the user have a good grip on the cane, a rubber grip for more stability, a 360-degree pivot feature and is adjustable and foldable.