Place: Duoc UC San Joaquim
In the first day of the LAPASSION project an introductory presentation was made by the International Affairs of Duoc. In this presentation students were oriented about Santiago’s population, public transport, the institutions involved in the project, security, emergency numbers, Chilean culture, etc. The student were invited to participate in the activities developed by the DUOC EXCHANGE NETWORK.
Then 6 letters with 6 different sub-challenges were handled to six groups.
After each sub-challenge was read the students attended a class about how to do presentations using storytelling techniques.
In the same day, rooms with available equipment and the rooms where the students will develop their projects were presented.
The letter received by this group can be seem in the figure 1.
Levi Martins – Information Systems – IFMA (Updated)
Challenge: Improving Conditions for Aging Populations
Using technology to optimize longevity.
Fundación Oportunidad Mayor
Place: Duoc UC: Sede Antonio Varas
In this day the students had a warm reception with a group activity that involved everyone. This activity helped students to get acquaintance to each other.
After the first activity the students attended a class about how to look for solutions of specific challenges. The students watched a presentation about Product Development simulation in 6 hours (PD6) and then received a challenge for hands on learning experience. The challenge presented was: “Design a solution that allows a significant improve in the experience of a dog haircut“.
To find possible solutions the students followed the paths described below:
- Phase 1: Abstraction and reframing the problem:
- A new framing for the problem;
- Ideas from benchmarking / background references;
- The most important users identified and ideas for how to do users studies;
- Phase 2: Idea generation, selection and concept development:
- Brain writing;
- Mind mapping (Categorize ideas, clusters);
- 5 Questions;
- What would x do?
- Selection of three best ideas;
- Phase 3: Prototyping and presentation.
(To see how PD6 works click here. )
Solution proposed by this group:
This group focused on developing a new method where the pet owner can be together with the pet during all the process. In addition, a playground area with toys, and the decoration made using psychological properties of colors to calm the pets before the grooming process. Also a screen shows images, videos and audios of the pet owner. A sound system plays musics that can help relaxing.
Then, the team roles were defined and sent to our coordinator.