Wednesday 25_15.00 a 16.00
Cubo, Central de Diseño
Day Investigation and Design
Approaches, methods and techniques of social research applied to research in Design. Master in Design. Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia.
This presentation exposes the teaching experience that had the objective of propitiating the building of workable scenarios for the development of research projects in design, that approach different problem areas disadvantaged communities and groups. Projects that have the purpose of improving the life quality of the study population show the social role of design and its responsibility as a discipline framed into social sciences. These projects and the research experience support the creation of the Master in Design with focus on social projects of the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia, and its research areas. An initial part of the theoretical support that substantiate projects of research and their area will be presented as well as the methods and approaches of social research and the principal techniques for collecting qualitative information that favored proximity with the study populations during the different research experiences. The presentation will include examples of some developed projects, describing the communities and the types of approach that are made to attend to their problems from the research in design, as well as the principal contribution that were achieved through experience with craft groups, disabled people and seniors.
Pedagogical University and Tecnology of Colombia
Approaches, methods and techniques of social research applied to research in Design. Master in Design. Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia
Industrial Designer from Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, specialist in workplace health and ergonomics, Magister in Education, Doctorate in Design and Creation at the University of Caldas, Colombia. Founder of the Industrial Design School of the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (UPTC), in which she is teacher and coordinates the Master in Design with specialty in development of social projects. In 2002, She initiated with other teacher “Taller 11, grupo de investigación en Diseño” (workshop 11, research group in design), of which she is the coordinator. Her researches have a participatory approach in themes related with physical ergonomics and cognitive ergonomics, principally with special populations. Her publications involve all kinds of accessibility, inclusion, emotions and interactions and themes related with the rescue of identity and culture of the populations that conserve traditions. She did internships in research centers in Argentina, Mexico and Colombia and has been invited to participate in a national and international level as evaluator in research competitions and as lecturer in design and ergonomics events.