#1 Week (Team Post)

Date: 02/04/2018
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.

Letter Group #3
Figure 1: Group #03 Letter

Jesús Ponce
Ana Monteiro
Luciano Gezn
Natália Martins
José Marchant
Levi Martins – Information Systems – IFMA (Updated)

Challenge: Improving Conditions for Aging Populations

Using technology to optimize longevity.

Fundación Oportunidad Mayor

Date: 05/04/2018
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.

Figure 2: Group Activity
Figure 2: Connecting each other with commons points.

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:
    • Brainstorming;
    • 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.

Figure 3: Reframing the problem.
Figure 3: from left to right: Natália, Leví, Luciano, José, Ana Sofia.
Figure 4: Prototype.
Figure 5: Presentation.

Then, the team roles were defined and sent to our coordinator.


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