Saluki Innovation Competition - 2015


By School of Art and Design

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Please provide a few sentences to sum up the most important aspects of your App.

Our idea is to get SIU and the Carbondale community as a whole to have a brand new outlook on recycling and sustainment of our planet in general.

Giant 10'x10' QR codes would be placed strategically around the community. For one day only, all SIU employees and Carbondale municipal and business employees will wear a shirt with the QR code printed on them. This code will direct users to a website that, done correctly, will change their views regarding recycling and sustainment to our planet.

The interactive site will have current statistics of recycling in Carbondale (the last reported before ReNew Campaign). It will then update the user on where they can pick up recycle bins as well as drop off and pick up locations for recycling. The site will be constantly updated with new statistics to show the impact Renew has had in Carbondale.

Recycling bins throughout the SIU campus will have a motion-sensor device attached inconspicuously that will activate when a user throws a piece of trash away. The device will sense the trash and play a pre-programmed song, soundbit, or infinitely anything else that is recorded into the device. The activated recording will be a positively impactful moment to the user that will be an engaging reward system.


Please provide a description of your App in 500-1,000 words. Be sure to include at least 1) what it does, 2) why people will want it (benefits), and 3) how you will sustain it (explain business model).

Our concept takes advantage of smartphone technology in order to access QR codes, as well as existing technologies for motion-sensor, storage, speaker, etc.


This is unique in that we are designing this technology around a new sustainable outlook. We are trying to reinvigorate this communities’ attitude towards a healthier planet. We expect the concept to open up like wildfire from those that interact with the QR codes, through discussing it to those around them, their friends, and social media.


Primary Contact


  • John Leco

    Industrial Design Artist

    Claude Leco is an industrial designer and graphic artist who has experience designing power tools, hygiene products, outdoor furniture, and specializes in footwear design. Growing up Claude traveled all over the east coast and midwest. Influenced by everything in his life some of the major influences are some of the people he met during his life as a skateboarder, musician, automotive enthusiast, veteran and artist. Claude has always been passionate about aesthetics and continues to perfect his eye for 3D and 2D design. When asked about his future plans he said he wants to start his career in footwear, eventually design sports cars, and motorcycles.



Team Members


  • Gene Park

    Team Member