PERSONAL POSTS


 

 


 WEEK 1: Camila Barrientos’s personal report

Hi! I’m Camila Barrientos, I’m in my 4th and last year of Graphic Design in Duoc UC: campus San Carlos de Apoquindo. I was so excited to start this project, specially because I was going to meet a lot of people, from differents countries and cultures, this first week was so special because we could know about each other and spend a great time. The activities were so much fun and the best thing, it’s that we could know about people’s habilities and get to know how they work. Also we had the chance to meet our group mates and our challenge. I think this would be a beautiful and good experience, I hope that the next few weeks will be successful for all.


WEEK 1: Gabriel’s personal report

My name is Gabriel Morales, biomedical informatics student in Duoc uc, I like innovation and decided to participate in LAPASSION project to learn to work in an interdisciplinary way and get to know different cultures. In our first week we saw presentations of various projects to get ideas and know the working methodology more efficient to work, we met as a team and designated different roles to each.


WEEK 1: Edgar’s personal report

I am Edgar Martín, and I participate in LAPASSION project as member of the University of Salamanca, Spain.

Given my background as a Chemical Engineer and my interests for the development of initiatives which contribute for the improvement of life quality in the various social collectives, I took the decision to apply for LAPASSION project 2018, which is developed in Chile through the participation of two institutions, DuocUC and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

After finishing my Bachelor in Chemical Engineering, with the formation acquired in the Master in Chemical Engineering which I am finishing, and the experience in several projects, not only in private companies but also in public institutions I have had the opportunity to achieve the knowledge and abilities which ease my participation in multidisciplinary research teams.

 


WEEK 1: Luis Felipe’s personal report

My name is Luis Felipe dos Santos Ribeiro, and I am a student of Civil Engineer. My Institute is IFG (Instituto Federal de Goiás) and I am in LAPASSION project as member of the group one.

The first week in Lapassion was awesome, because I knew my sub-challenge and my team, they are incribles. On Monday, we were introduced to ourselves and some importants rules from Santiago. The first class was about “How to do an apresentation”, I learned a lot things and I will use it in my ending apresentation. On Wendsday, the second class, we watched some apresentations to aplly the content seen in the first class. On Thursday, the most important class, we learned the methodology to start any project until to do the prototype, for us is a new methodology and other way of to resolve problems.

Luis Felipe, 09 de Abril de 2018


WEEK 1: Camila Souza’s personal report

First week of april and also first week of LAPASSION project!

The initial experience about the first week was around the introduction about how to do a presentation and how to structure the idea and find and develop an opportunity to innovate. There are many steps to do and it’s not certain about the success. The division of groups was made and established the challenge, which “Improving conditions for aging population”. The sub-challenge for my group is “To improve older travelers experience in public transportation”.

We had also an introduction about how to execute the steps of development of the project simulating a solution which allows a significantly improve the experience of dog haircut. First we analyzed the situation, searched about the theme, discussed about the problem, reframing. After that we developed an idea, we needed a process to tranquilize pets before it has the haircut. The last step was prototyping. We decided create a place where the pet can stay with any of it’s toys and with a house, synthetic grass, food, water and the groomer could could play with it to get the trust and tranquilize the animal. So we did a small representation of the space with the materials available in the classroom.

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Besides these activities we received the activities schedule for the next week and orientation how to start the challenge. Also defined the roles in the team and known more about our classmates.

Through that kickoff I’m really excited about the development of the project and the challenge to do it. We’ll learn a lot and acquire a fantastic experience.

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WEEK 1: Gonzalo’s personal report

Hello! First of all, you need to know that my work at LAPASSION started two weeks before the International LAPASSION companions arrived to Chile.

Me and other 6 Universidad Católica students of LAPASSION, went to Di-LAB classes with Constanza Miranda, so we could learn about how 6 teams, with diverse challenges -from Urologinecology R&D to developing a virtual complementatetion to a “build it yourself” wood game for kids- made their way into oportunities and solutions. All this, using a wide range of tools from design to ethnography. Cool!

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The Di-Lab & LAPASSION students. I’m the proud born in 1994 guy.

Preparing the arrival of our LAPASSION teammates, we investigated about the general challenge “Improving Conditions of Aging Population” and start making an information map to visualize the network of the most important themes related to this subject, from definitions of “what aging means” to objective aspects like Health System or Pensions.

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Making the third iteration of our map. I took the photo.

I choose focusing on transportation, accesibility and urban design related to aging population.

So when we were given our challenge in public and I read -in front of the whole LAPASSION delegation- “Improving older people experience in public transportation”, the rest of the team (which I was invastigating with) laughed at the luck that I just got a challenge related with what I had researched.


WEEK 2: Gabriel’s personal report

In week two of the LAPASSION project we analyze our problem. This problem is related with the developing of solutions to improve the mobility of older people in public transport in 2040.

We attended the meeting with Humberto Godoy who belongs to the smart cities unit of the Transport Ministry.

We met on Sunday to organize breakfast on Tuesday and distribute tasks for each member. We also gather all the information researched to know the current reality of our country in terms of public transport.

To complement the information we have, we decided to conduct interviews and surveys.


WEEK 2: Camila Barrientos’s personal report

This second week was more occupied but at the same time interesting because we had the oportunity to meet our counterpart, Humberto Godoy, I couldn’t be there but with my partners opinions, it was very good and informative. We could learn more about our sub-challenge, what we need to create and develope, also we have a presentation about our schedule and some information that we are working with. Also we learn about sketching prototypes, I think it is so interesting and entertaining, me as a Designer, am very excited about doing this.


WEEK 2: Luis’s personal report

The last week was very important to development of the project, we knew and met our counterpart, Humberto Godoy, Worker from Ministry of Transport Smart Cities of Chile. We could learn a lot of things about our sub-challenge and we started to meet more and work harder. From today on, we going to study and search about improvements to Santiago on 2040, when the city will have to start running strategies for the elderly and the public transportation system. Considering that the elderly will be a good part of the users in 2070.

About the classes, we learned so much. Constanza is an amazing teacher, so we really have so much to learn with her. We took our schedule on Thursday and we are taking good ways to development this work. So about the last week we do not have nothing bad to say about the project and now we have to manager better our time and continue work hard to do all tasks.

Luis, 15 de Abril de 2018


WEEK 2: Edgar’s personal report

Subchallenge first steps: lay the foundations

Week 2 of LAPASSION project was related with the problem definition and preliminary research. We arranged a meeting with our counterpart, Humberto Godoy, who belongs to the Ministry of Transport Smart Cities unit. He present their vision of the topic; how they set the future of the mobility, and the problematic of the elder people mobility in 2040.

Our subchallenge is focused in developing solutions to improve the old people mobility in public transport in 2040 because of, according to the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile estimations, the gap between the population segment between 60-74 years old and above 75 years old starts to decrease in this year, although both segments increase their weight over the total population continually from nowadays to 2040, when both segments population start to stabilize. Therefore, 2040 is the beginning of the critical situation to deal with the specific problems of elder populations.

From this approach we have to make our own research, focusing in three topics: how elderly people will evolve from nowadays to 2040, the technological evolution of public mobility systems, and the growth of the megalopolis. My personal research is focused in the technological evolution of public mobility systems and the current proposals to deal with the means of transport problems in the future: roads congestion, public transport accessibility, social and environmental sustainability, etc. The aim of this exploratory research is to identify the main problems and factors which influence in elder population travel experience.

Future work will be focused in collect more information about technological trends and estimations, and compare the obtained conclusions with field data collected from personal interviews with the target population.

Bibliography

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2017. Chile y sus Mayores: 10 años de la Encuesta Calidad de Vida en la Vejez. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

 


WEEK 2: Camila Souza’s personal report

We’re closing the second week… The main word for this week was hard work and I think it will be the reality of all project.

The classes of this week helped us to have direction, establish the schedule and activities. We have a short time to plan and execute the activities, so is really important enjoy the time to do it.

Also this week we met with our counterpart, Humberto Godoy, from Minister of Transport, and got some ideas about what to do and the main goal of the subchallenge. He was really excited and engaged.

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We are starting our work in the field and soon identify the 3 opportunities to work.

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See you next week!

 


 

WEEK 2: Gonzalo’s personal report

 

WE ARE LAPASSION’s FIRST GENERATION

LATIN AMERICAN PRACTICES AND SOFT SKILLS FOR AN INNOVATION ORIENTED NETWORK

WE ARE THE FIRST PILLARS OF THIS PROJECT

IT’S OUR RESPONSIBILITY THAT THEY ARE FIRM

TO SUSTAIN A FUTURE WITH NEW AND BETTER GENERATIONS

CONVERTING US IN A NETWORK

THAT ADDRESS PROBLEMS

OF OUR FUTURE

¿HOW ARE WE ACHIEVE THIS?

 


WEEK 3: Gabriel’s personal report

In the third week of the LAPASSION project, we conducted research on older adults.

We focus on 3 points:

  • Ethnography
  • Public transport
  • Use of technologies

We research in web pages about the amount of population, number of seniors, number of elderly people who use public transport, etc.

To check all the information obtained, we conducted interviews to understand the reality of the people and the results were quite interesting

To complement the interviews We conducted surveys by Google forms and the results were quite similar to those researched in web pages.

To define the opportunities, breakfast on Tuesday was of great importance.

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WEEK 3: Edgar’s personal report

Opportunities

Week 3 of LAPASSION project consisted of reach three opportunities in which we will focus to make a deeper research about them. To develop these opportunities we have made field research using three tools: online surveys, face to face interviews, and participant and no participant observation.

Our goal with online surveys was to determine, with a higher population sample than face to face interviews, the vision of the public transport system between 40-60 years population segment, and how they think will be the main problems associated with public transport when they are elderly. One of the main findings was the perception of the metro and the bus system. While metro system rating was reasonable good, the perception of the bus system is very poor. Our survey was validated with a study made by Directorio de Transporte Público Metropolitano from Santiago de Chile. Therefore we focus in public bus system. Then face to face interviews was oriented to discover the current elder people opinion and specific issues about the public bus system, and we complete the information obtained though the observation about how old people use the buses, and finally we took some buses to check the obtained data.

Some conclusions we obtained are that the vehicles maintenance is very poor and dirt is remarkable, there are some inside design issues that should be fixed, specifically with disabled people ramp system, preferential seats and stop buttons distributions, and journey information. The driver behavior is also a weak point of the buses system due to their aggressive driving behavior make the journey difficult to elderly people. In fact, one of our interviewees fall down as consequence of an abruptly break. A final point to remark is that we observed that old people usually does not consider walking as a transport alternative, although walking have several benefits for healthy and social interactions. Hence our opportunities are the following:

  • Redesign of the Transantiago buses based on the elderly users specific requirements.

  • Improve the position of walking as mobility alternative.

  • People culturization about the elderly population specific issues in the public transportation system.

On the other hand LAPASSION Tuesday breakfasts started this week, and we were the first group to organize it. During the breakfast we presented our challenge and we made a brainstorming session, so we called our breakfast Brainfast.

 

 

 

 

Future work will be focused in the deeper research of our opportunities, keeping in mind the final aim: select one of them ass our final solution.


WEEK 3: Luis’s personal report

The week two was interesting for me, I presented in english by the first time to many people. This week was very hard, because we had to do a lot of important experiences that was we worked a lot. We can organized the breakfast and our first grand delivery. We received criticts, but I know we can improve and in the future we will be better. Now, I can see ways of to apply the civil engineering here and I will give my best for my team.


WEEK 3: Camila Barrientos’s personal report.

This week was special for many things. First, we had to do our breakfast called “BRAINFAST” as team 1 of the project, we had the opportunity to shared a good moment with our teachers and classmates, also, we took this moment to ask for some opinions or concepts to our classmates for our sub challenge, it was very interesting.

Finally, we work at our GD1 of the week, we work on our opportunities with all the research, interviews and information that we could collect, we had our feedback and now we have to work very hard for this to come as best as possible, it was a hard week but at the same time, we could learn a lot, in many sens.


WEEK 3: Camila Souza’s personal report

First Grand delivery

This week we had our first grand delivery, the presentation to show how is going our project. We had a lot of work to do about it.

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In the beginning of the week 3 we did some interviews in field and we were responsible for the weekly breakfast.

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For the breakfast, which we called BRAINFAST, we developed an activity to get some clicks for the 3 opportunities which we would present on Thursday. The activity worked very well and everybody enjoyed the breakfast and gave us really good ideas. And for our pleasure, our counterpart Humberto, went for the event and we could talk more about the project and the development.

For the rest of the week we worked to analyze data and to establish the opportunities. On Wednesday I had an interview with Javier, a Di-lab assistant for a report about LAPASSION project and after the interview I realized how this project is different from the others that I already participated.

So the Thursday arrived and we presented. For start we received a lot of critics and I think we should improve a lot to achieve a good position.

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I can see the hard work will increase. Let me prepare for get the pass and start the week 4!!

See you next week!!

 

In this post, I’m not going to write about our team-challenge, but I’m going to do it about what I think It’s our LAPASSION-challenge:

WEEK 3: Gonzalo’s Personal Report

Taking advantage of the need to interview people and gather information was a great opportunity to show my colleagues the iconic places of Santiago, such as the Central Vega.

It is there where, in addition, we buy everything necessary for our breakfast: the first one we make, at incredible prices.

At breakfast we rename it Brainfast: we explained our challenge, what we had up to then, invited our counterpart and delivered it to all our guests so that they could comment on what they thought of our challenge, what ideas they had and how they thought the world will be for 2040.


WEEK 4: Luis Santos’s personal report.

Week four was the most important week so far for me. I really have to say that this was important to our group. We had improved a lot, we can talk about ourselves and improve our way of working. We can organized our ideas and make a new schedule to start working harder and better. We were thinking together and now we’re all the time. Now, we are making a new mind map and advancing more in our opportunities. I think we’re better than before. I like these guys and I’m learning a lot from them.

 


WEEK 4: Gabriel’s personal report.

In week four we conducted interviews in the center of Santiago. Metro Universidad de Chile and Plaza de Armas. The interviews will help us to know how people think, the problem we managed to detect was safety in public transport. Older adults need to feel safe when entering public transportation. We know so that they use the means of transport. And because some people prefer to walk and don’t use means of transportationEBFB636C-D2B6-4957-9FB9-BB8637AEB1DA

 


 

WEEK 4: Edgar’s personal report.

Inflexion point

Week 4 of LAPASSION project has been an inflexion for our group. We decided look back and evaluate what we need to improve as group to carry forward this project and progress as a team. From this reflexion we decided to be more participative, each member should show his opinions freely and to be more involve in the research process. In addition these points we need to manage that usually some members are away due to other academic liabilities. Consequently we have to set an appropriate tasks distributions.

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Regarding the tasks developed this week, they have been related in the opportunities presented last week. We made some additional research to support the election of one of them, which is related to improve walking as a mobility alternative for old people. We made complementary interviews and analyzed the obtained data to develop statistics. With this data we are able to support our opportunity choice, and they are also our starting point for the next step of the project, the opportunity development. Indeed, future work will be related on the opportunity development and to outline a preliminary idea of the final solution.

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WEEK 4: Camila Souza’s personal report

Hello everyone!

This week we had a change in the group. I decided to be more participative, I think this was missing in myself, be more active. So to start the week on Monday I helped the team to establish what was needing to improve the justifications for the opportunities and start the field research for the second part.

Well we worked more together and I liked it, even missing some members, we discussed more and had more vision about the project.

Next week we have another grand delivery and we are working to get better results than the last delivery.

How we chose the opportunity related with walk, our field research was concentrated in it.

All energy is in to work!

See you next week.


WEEK 4: Gonzalo’s personal report

 

We have chosen our opportunity:

New frontiers in the future of walking: Improving walking experience attending old people evolution and environment change in 2040, covering their expectations and specific issues

Now, and more than ever before in our process, the importance of Literature Review is fundamental.

We have to find a solution for our challenge, positioned on the year 2040.

If we want to offer a solution by that year, we have to investigate so we can make assumptions of how the world and it’s elder people is going to be by that year.

That’s why we cannot only interview people now. We have to research for projections and investigations that can help us understand which factors are going to change by that year and how much.

That’s what we have done.

¿Which are the factors that make elderly people walk or not, NOW?

¿Which of these factors are going to change, BY 2040?

¿Are there going to be new factors to take into account, BY 2040?


WEEK 5: Camila Souza’s personal report

This was a short and complicated week. How we had a holiday in the beginning of the week, we tried to analyze the field research in individual tasks and on wednesday discussed and worked in the presentation.

We had the 3 solutions really quick, our discussing was really helpful and for start we had some ideas, which could be really useful.

But we continue a little confused about how to use some tools and ways of data analyze.

On thursday we had another grand delivery and we didn’t receive a good return from the professors. Was very disappointing, we are working a lot and still isn’t enough.

Tomorrow we have a meeting with Andrea and I hope we find a way to improve and exceed the expectations.


WEEK 5: Camila Barrientos’s personal report

This week was shorter than the others, and a little more difficult, it was our second G2 (gran deliverable), we did interviews, we connected with the people of Santiago, we knew more about their lifes, what they like to do, etc, it was good to know others realities. We work in our second presentation, we spend a lot of hours working as a team, after the presentation, we realized that we have a few problems following our challenge, but this is not an impediment for to keep going with this project, we want to take the best of this and put our efforts into.


WEEK 5: Luis Santos’s personal report

The week five began on wednesday with a lot of work. This week we had a presentation, the second grand delivery. Than, on wednesday, we could organize our datas relationed with the elders life in public transportation and some important  aspects relation with your health and exercises. We could analyzed our datas and made our presentation. On thursday, we presented our chosen opportunity. We could see good and bads points in our presentation and now we have many things to improve until the next weekend, because we will present our development to our counter partner. We will start soon and we are working to improve a lot things to the next presentation.


WEEK 5: Edgar’s personal report

Need of improvement

The Week 5 of LAPASSION project was focused in the elaboration of preliminary solutions from the selected opportunity. As it is shown in the previous week post, our opportunity choice is to improve the position of walking as mobility alternative. With basis on this opportunity we analyze the people worries about walking, their experiences and their vision of Santiago as a walking friendly city. From this information we develop three archetypes which represent different population targets in function of their predisposition to walk. We also elaborate a conceptual map where the different factors which affect on the old people walking experience were represented.

Using the information collected from these tools we present three possible solutions:

  • Reward system to motivate people to walk
  • Personal routes planner using a collaborative platform integrated with IoT home devices.
  • Digital device to program walks, calibrating physical effort intensity in accordance with the individual healthy conditions and connected with emergency services

However, in an informal meeting we discuss with the supervisory professors staff about the situation of our team and our work. In their opinion our progress in the last week was not so good and we need to improve our way of work. Therefore we will have a meeting on Monday 7th to analyze these points.

From my point of view it is true that I have some difficulties with the methodology used by DILAB and DUOC UC, since it is completely different from the scientific method, the methodology I am used to use in my researches. The main differences are focused, first, in the research results interpretation, which can lead to different conclusions because of they usually are subjective due to a lack of quantitative data to support them, and second, and here the difference is much widely, the conclusions (ideas or solutions in this case) are not verifiable contrasting them with the original research data, so the process is much more speculative. Anyway I hope the meeting tomorrow could help us to understand better the new methodology and its application.


WEEK 5: Gabriel’s personal report

In week four we began to think about solutions to our problems. It’s hard to think of solutions that should be implemented 20 years from now, because we should dream but at the same time be very realistic about the situations that are not going to change. Through interviews with older adults we could know the current reality and also by studies we were imagining how our country will be in 20 more years.
This week we made our second presentation, in which we had some organizational problems, but we are solving

 


WEEK 5: Gonzalo’s personal report

Having defines which was our Opportunity, it was time to start thinking about solutions.

Make use of a digital features was a must in terms of any solution we thought about for 2040.

So, making a State of Art about walking-technology digital solutions was a must.

Sidekixis known as the “Pedestrians Waze”, benchmark for us. Here a little interview to one it’s creators:

 

 


WEEK 6: Luis’s personal report

The week 6 started with a lot of pressure because we had the presentation to the counterparts on Thursday. On tuesday we had breakfast and there we knew some importants Lapassion’s organizers. On wednesday, we had an interesting class, reverse engineering, when we had to dismount some objects and explained how to use those objectives in our solution purpose. On thursday, the big day, we had to present our worked  developed so far, an amazing experience. than, we could do networkings, met new people and fellowship with all members of the Lapassion project.


WEEK 6: Edgar’s personal report

Midterm point

Week 6 of LAPASSION project was the midterm point of the project. On the occasion of that it was celebrated an exhibition were all the participants in LAPASSION project showed their advances in the research process and the preliminary solutions proposed. As this was an important occasion, the midterm exhibition, there were special guests to the event. In particular is noteworthy the presence of the all teams counterparts, and the attendance of members from the IPP Porto and University of Salamanca.

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After show the current state of the project we had a chance to have a co-working session with our counterpart. During this session we present our solutions proposals to Humberto Godoy our counterpart, and with his opinions and suggestions we outlined an upgraded solution, which from the point of view of Humberto, could be economically sustainable.

Work for next weeks will be focused in the developing of the solution, and the buildings of prototypes.

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WEEK 6: Camila Souza’s personal report

This week was really quick and with a lot of work. The beginning of the week we had a meeting with Andrea to recognize the problem with our work and after we started working in the issues and create a presentation for an event with the counterparts. Was really stressful the process to work in the mistakes because we had long discussions.

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On Tuesday we had an amazing breakfast with team 3 and they did a dynamic about construction of a tower with some specifics items and we did the tallest tower and our group was the winner.

 

 

On Thursday we did a presentation for the counterpart and was really nice to see what he is thinking about our work.  Now we need more commitment of the members and each day is clearer the skills and participation of each one.

 

We are entering in a final phase of the project, starting to work in the solution, and hopeful we will do it correctly and successfully.

See you next week.


WEEK 6: Camila Barrientos’s personal report

This week was so special to me, you’ll know why in a few seconds. Monday was a normal class with Coni, Tuesday we had an amazing and a delicious breakfast from the team 3, we had an activity of making a tower with spaguetti and a marshmallow, it was so funny and WE WON! YAY!!, on wednesday we did an entertaining activity during Coni’s class, we did “REVERSE ENGINEERING”, each team had to dissasemble three objects related with our solution for the project. We had to do a pdf with photographies and 2 important opinions about the functional and construction of the objects.

Then thursday arrives, it was an special day, why? because we had an important presentation of three minutes about our project (team members, counterpart, process, insights and our final and official opportunity). We had to present to the counterparts, students of the DILAB, teachers from Portugal and Spain and to our teachers. It was such a good day for us, after the presentation we had to present our possbile solutions to our counterpart, then we ate pizza and drink wine and beer, it was an amazing moment to share with all the people!.


WEEK 6: Gabriel’s personal report

I learned a lot with a particular activity …

On Wednesday he did an entertaining activity in the catholic university class, we did “INVERSE ENGINEERING”, each team had three objects related to our solution for the project, Our team had a clock, speaker and PC control. We disarm them to understand why it was designed that way. It was very interesting to observe each piece of the objects.  We had to make a pdf with photographs and 2 important opinions about the operation and construction of objects

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WEEK 6: Gonzalo’s personal report

It is not an open secret that after the first important delivery, we went to party. It was a good experience where we all knew each other, it was necessary. But, ¿What do specialized literature, like Forbes, think about partying with your work mates?

WEEK 7: Luis’s personal report

The week of turning thoughts into things

The seventh week was the week of to build the first prototypes: Mockup. The week began with the presentations and explanations about mockup and your definition. We could discover what is it and made our owns mockups. On tuesday, we had a better explanation about the delivery of this week. After that, we could start our presentation and to made our mackups. Than, on wednesday, we watched some dilab’s groups presentation about your mockups and than we finished our mockups and our presentation. on thursday, after of presentation, we received few feedbacks and now we have to discover more things that motivate the elders to walk and continue prototyping to have success in the end.


WEEK 7: Camila Barrientos’s personal report

This week we started with our mockups for the solution. On monday we saw the presentation from the Dilab students and then we worked on our project, we defined a all new solution for our challenge, we defined a system of a product and a service. On tuesday we had a delicious breakfast made by team 4 “bye disasters”, then we went to the “dome” to work on our mockups and the presentation for thursday, on the three remaining day we work on our mockups, presentation, testing of the mockups, etc.

It was a very active week because we had to make our mockups, test the mockups and prepare our presentation.


WEEK 7: Camila Souza’s personal report

 

Hello everyone!

The week 7 ended and we worked a lot. The challenge was to do the mockups. We already have the solution done, we did some adjustments with counterpart’s suggestions and started doing the mockups.

After this we went to the field to test it and how we had a short time, we weren’t able to test with a lot of people, but we had some results and suggestions to improve the system.

On Thursday, as usual, we had a grand delivery and once again, we hadn’t a good feedback, they questioned a lot of things, mainly about our choices attending the counterpart. Sometimes is hard to understand what to do, because they make us confused about the suggestions, the importance and who expectations attend.

The methodology is interesting but we are having a too short time to learn and execute everything.

I hope we have a good prototype because we are arriving in the end of the program and analyzing the feedbacks, our way need to be rethought.

See you next week!


WEEK 7: Edgar’s personal report

Week 7 of LAPASSION project was focused in choosing a solution proposal and develop the necessary mockups to define it.

From the last week meeting with pour counterpart from Ministry of Transport we decided to implement a platform which motivate people to walk though the implementation of a reward system. This system consists in a punctuation system which assign points to people in function of the distance walked, and these points could be changed by discounts in shops. To record the distance traveled we have proposed a small personal device which can be brought and automatically their walk is recorded in the memory of the device using the GPS receptor. When the person arrive home, the device connects itself to the home Wi-Fi network and upload the recorded data to the personal account on the platform, which converts the distance in points.

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On the other hand, we also wants to approach the improvement of the walking experience including a report system where elders can make reports of the infrastructure issues, and they achieve extra points with the reports. This is an important aspect from an economic point of view due to the municipality would buy the data, so this is an important income for the designed platform.

During Week 7 we worked in these ideas and we developed three mockups to define the solution. These were a mockup of the device, which is very simple and small, a mockup of the platform, and a mockup of the entire platform where its performance and the connexion between the device and the digital personal account.


WEEK 7: Gabriel’s personal report

This week we define a new solution. as a team we designed the prototype of our Mockup. In one of the team meetings we draw each part of the application, then we pass it to power point to have the design in the presentation. After that, through a web application we managed to create a functional prototype of our idea.


WEEK 7: Gonzalo’s personal report

As we defined that we were going to Reward our users for walking, immediately I searched for referents experience we could learn from.

This was the Benchmarking:

 

  1. Charity Miles

This app that allows you to log your walking workouts and earn money for charities. Just install the Charity Miles app and choose a charity when you go for a walk, run or ride.

It uses the GPS and the motion sensors in your mobile phone to track your mileage. You can log both indoor and outdoor workouts.

  1. Achievement

With the Achievement app, you can earn money for walking, biking, swimming, and other exercise as tracked via the app or other 30 apps.

You can earn up to 80 points per day for exercise activities and six points per day for healthy social activities. They pay $10 for every 10,000 points you earn. Maximizing your point-earning, it will still take four months to earn $10.

They plan to have other opportunities to earn cash and rewards besides this baseline system. Plus, they will have opportunities to participate in clinical studies.

  1. Higi

Higi isn’t its own app. Instead, it partners with many devices and apps to turn fitness efforts into points for rewards on Higi.

You can join for free and link your apps to automatically update your points earned in their challenges. The challenges can be a week long or a month long.

You earn points per mile (or mile’s worth of daily steps). You can also earn points by using a Higi health tracking station, located at pharmacies. These measure your pulse, blood pressure, weight, BMI, and body fat.

Points convert into chances in a prize drawing at the end of a challenge. Points also count towards rewards, which are discounts for health and fitness items. You can get more points by recruiting friends to sign up. Track your points vs. your friends and turn it into a fun social competition.

 

  1. Walgreens Balance Rewards

You can earn Balance Reward points towards Redemption Dollars at Walgreens by tracking your walks and other fitness activities in the Balance Rewards for healthy choices program. Sign up on the Walgreens website or link your current Walgreens BR account to the healthy choices program and download the app.

You can link a fitness tracker or manually log your steps, distance or duration on the app. You get more BR Points for more steps and distance, 20 points per mile.

Within the app, you can view your current day’s activity in steps and minutes. Press the Steps icon and you can see your activity total by day and tracker for the current week, past seven days, 30 days and 90 days. On the Walgreens website, you can see your totals tracked on a graph as well.

 

  1. Bounts

Bounts is based in the UK but is also available in the US and Canada. You can use its app or website. You can connect your Fitbit, Garmin, RunKeeper, and other apps that track your exercise. You earn points when you complete an activity of a least 7,000 steps or 20 minutes of exercise in a day or check-in at a gym that supports their program. They have been changing what is available for rewards and how they are earned, so it is best to check with the site directly for current information.

 

  1. Sidekix (w/route planner)

An Israeli navigation app geared to people walking in cities. The iOS app shows walkers the best on-foot routes, even orienting the map as you move so you always know which way is forward.

But it doesn’t necessarily show you the straightest line from Point A to Point B. The free app customizes your routes based on preprogrammed interests in the categories of art, culture, shopping, nightlife and food.Sidekix screen shot

If you’ve indicated an interest in, say, museums, Sidekix will include nearby ones on the way to your destination, relying on recommendations from social media, lifestyle websites and local bloggers. If you don’t have a specific destination, it will create a walking route for you in a city based on your interests alone.

“Shopping spree, pub crawl, gallery hop? Sidekix chooses routes by what you want to see and do along the way. Get there with the only navigation app that offers walking routes based on interest, not just distance,” the website explains



WEEK 8: Camila Souza’s personal report

Hello everyone,

We just finished the eighth week of LAPASSION and was a really emotional challenge deal with all work and days of mourning!

This week we had the time to do all the things for the internal final grand delivery. Andrea, Cata and Coni talked with us, listened and give comments about what we are working.We started improving, one more time, your solution based in the comments we recieved. For this final version we are working to create new concepts, try to innovate and motivate elders to be more included and active in the future.

I really liked our final solution, we did new mockups and tested this. We had also one more brainstorm to help us to improve all these ideas and be more concrete about how it will work.

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Now we need to prototype and do the presentation. I’m so excited because we have just more 2 weeks of work and finally we have the demo day.

So let’s work, see you next week!


WEEK 8: Luis’s personal report

Hi everyone, I am Luis and now I will talk a little bit about my week 8 on Lapassion. Monday was holiday in Chile, we had time to think about our prototype. Our decision was to start thinking and reframe our ideas. On tuesday, we had breakfast and a won very good Andrea and Catalina`s feedback of our work that is being developed. On wednesday, Costanza gave us a feedback too. And after this we have defined our solution purpose and after we started our mockups and began firsts tests. We are now working on improvements and new data analysis.


WEEK 8: Edgar’s personal report

Week 8 of LAPASSION project was related with the redesign of our solution and its development.

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In particular, there are some modifications from the preliminary design presented in the mock-ups related with the device and the reward system. The device consisted in a small and simple personal device which, using a GPS connection, track the walk made by the user. After the rethinking of the system, now the device will be incorporated in an insole which can be adapted to any shoe, therefore it will be always present when the user goes for a walk. Regarding the reward system, our proposal is incentivize the walking infrastructure issues reporting creating a special category of checked users who receive a money payment for they reports. Our idea is to create a social platform of users where they can share their hobby for walking and at the same time contribute to improve their city and being part of a collaborative community of citizens.

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Our goal at this point is to develop the idea deeper and make a prototype to present on the demo day.


WEEK 8: Gabriel’s personal report

A new week full of knowledge, experiences that we will never forget. We prototyped the solutions that we had created during all these weeks.
Personally I learned a lot about design, in terms of colors, font sizes, etc.
We perfected the application in terms of usability and created the gadgets that are associated with our solution (template with chip).
In addition Our teacher Coni, corrected some problems that we had in the presentation.


WEEK 8: Camila Barrientos’s personal report

Hi! Just to more weeks! Is very exciting this process because we are finishing, we are finishing our process in this project, working on our solution for giving a good future life for our elders.

This week we work on our new solution, we decide the final details to finally call it “this is our solution”, we decide to do an insole with a chip that register the experience of walking of a person, this insole is connected with a platform where is all the data about the walking experience, in this platform also is the system of benefits, where the person received a benefit related with physical activities, also the person can do reports about issues in the street, so as a reporter, the person can received our Smart Shoes as a gift for being a reporter, we had a very nice breakfast on tuesday, on wednesday we received feedback from our teacher Coni, she has been helping us so much in this process, on tuesday we didn’t have a presentation because they wanted to give us more time to work on this.


WEEK 8: Gonzalo’s personal report

 

While testing our insole prototype, I decided to use focus group as the way of making the testing more dynamic in terms of experience and thoughts about it.

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We did a 10-people focus group, with students of 5th year of civil construction.

¿WHAT IS A FOCUS GROUP?

A focus group is a market research tool used to discover the thoughts of a target market. Those attending the focus group are shown a product or a future marketing campaign and asked to give their opinions. These opinions are recorded by those who are running the event for analysis at a later date.

The usual size of a focus group is between 8 and 12 members. Research has shown that less than eight members will often return poor data.

It is recommended you arrange and run at least three or four focus groups. This is because different focus groups may have different opinions. Collecting more than one sample will allow you to gain a more complete picture of how the market will respond.

¿WHY IS USING A FOCUS GROUP SO IMPORTANT?

Focus groups are great for determining the un-biased opinion of your target market. It can support all levels of your product development. Some companies use groups to show them existing products on the market to determine what they believe could be done better. Then these companies go away and design a product; taking into account the main points of the focus group.

After this, the company can go back to the focus groups and ask for opinions on the new product. These opinions can then be incorporated into the product so it is better aligned to the needs of the target audience.

In this function, the focus group can be very useful. While you may understand and think you know exactly how your product works, consumers may find faults. There is also the possibility there are elements, which previous focus groups had not thought of, or the design that matched their previous requirements has created unexpected issues.

Another use of focus groups is for businesses to show their marketing materials. Focus groups in this aspect can be very useful. For marketing campaigns to return the best results, the materials have to be aligned to the target audience so encourage interaction and engagement.

Source: http://aflua.com/focus-groups/


WEEK 9: Camila Souza’s personal report

Hello,

We are finishing the LAPASSION project.

This week we worked in the prototypes, the poster and the presentation for the demo day.

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On Thursday we had an internal final for the teachers from Duoc and PUC. And after I presented, the group received the feedback. During this, in one of the questions, Coni asked if we were proud of our work and presentation. I saw members of my group were not so excited about our solution, but I’m really proud. We worked in an area we don’t study or even worked before, with a new methodology and though about a really nice solution.

I can say now, in the end of the program, I learned a lot and I changed myself, I did things I never did before and I discovered in myself a leader spirit. I lived hard moments during the project, but all these had your role in my development.

Now next week, we have the demo day and a really busy week with the coordinators from the universities and from LAPASSION. Let’s see what they will think about the work.

But I’m really proud of the work I did in my group and I know I did my best to the project.

Byee!!


WEEK 9: Camila Barrientos’s personal report

WOAH! Just one week to finish this!, these ten weeks went by very quickly and now we are finishing and I have many emotion in myself, because this week was very worked, a little bit stressful (am not gonna lie) and very decisive because we had our FINAL PRESENTATION with our teacher and the gave us the final feedback for the DEMO DAY that it is in june 7, NEXT WEEK!!.

For the presentation, we had to present our pitch in 3 minutes, also our poster, presenting inphographically our solution and how it works, also we received feedback from that because is very important for us and for the demo day because is practically our image as team 1, with all of our process in this project.

I know is our final week as students that are working in a very important and huge project, but is sad because is getting to the end and our classmates are going back to their countries, it would be weird, in the week after the demo day, go to my regular classes and not going to the UC to work with my team, or have those delicious breakfast and share a good morning with my new friends, because that is what they are, new friends and very excellent people that would be always in a place in my heart. Now is just working in our pitch, give the best of us and wait to the demo day and give a perfect presentation.


WEEK 9: Edgar’s personal report

Final development

Week 9 of LAPASSION project was focused in the final development of the solution and prepare the materials to present them in the final demo day.

From the sugestions made in the previous week by the academic staff we change some aspects of the solution, and we made the poster and the final pitch for the demo day. Therefore, this is the final work of LAPASSION project.

As this is the las week of the project, this is time to reach conclusions and look backward about the experience here in LAPASSION. From a overall point of view it has been a very good experience, where I have worked with people from other cultures, and more important, from other fields. It has not been easy, in particullar at the start of the project we had some difficulties to understand between us, mainly because we did not know about the thinking way of the others. However, we got over these difficulties, and finally we were able to work as a team, taking advantage of the skills of each group member to reach the best result in the work process. I has been a learning process in which I learned to manage the relationships with the team members who have a different point of view and different thinking, being patient, and more important, I have learned to stop and view the things from another point of view using my colleagues vision.

As conclusion, at the start of the project many times the work was not easy, but over time we learned to work as a team, and finally we have been able to develop a team thinking to develop the proposed work.

Next week we are going to present our solution in the demo day, and this will be the final point of LAPASSION project 2018.

WEEK 9: Luis Santos’s personal report

Week 9 in the Lapassion 2018 project was focused on the development of our solution and the final internal presentation. We had classes from Coni and Andrea as well. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we worked on the presentation and on Thursday we presented the solution for the evaluators. We received some feedback and week nine ended Friday at the summit as we began to improve our poster and presentation for Demo Day.


WEEK 9: Gabriel’s personal report

This week we dedicated all the time that we had to prepare the last delivery, ordering the information that we were going to put in the presentation, improving the slides and preparing the prototype to show it on Thursday.
After the presentation they recommended us to change several things and improve others. So on Friday we got together to make the recommended changes on Thursday.

 

WEEK 9: Gonzalo’s personal report

¿What is Gamification and how it relates with out Solution?

What is Gamification?

Gamification is a technique where designers insert gameplay elements in non-gaming settings so as to enhance user engagement with a product or service. By weaving suitably fun features such as leaderboards and badges into an existing system, designers tap users’ intrinsic motivations so they enjoy using it.

https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/topics/gamification

Our platform supports itself by a Gamification system that gives points to their users when they walk or they report issues on the walking infrastructure. After they get a defined amount of points, they level-up and can claim new rewards.

We expect that this Gamification technique motivate our users by making their “walks” more interactive and rewarding them for walking in a cohesive way.

Also, our system tries to engage with their future: we hope they keep walking, so we expect that if we give good and better rewards as they “level up”, they will keep using the platform, walking and reporting.

Unlike nowadays elder’s, our users, by 2040, will already have experience with Gamification, as they are already using massive apps such as Waze, that uses this technique.

There is interesting research about how it relates with elderly – GERLING, MASUCH (2011):

The application of game elements a in non-gaming context offers a great potential regarding the engagement of senior citizens with information systems. In this paper, we suggest the application of gamification to routine tasks and leisure activities, namely physical and cognitive therapy, the gamification of real-life activities which are no longer accessible due to age-related changes and the application of game
design elements to foster social interaction.
Furthermore, we point out important chances and challenges such as the lack of gaming experience among the target audience and highlight possible areas for future work which offer valuable design opportunities for frail elderly audiences.

http://hci.usask.ca/uploads/253-2011-CHI—Gamification-for-Elderly-Persons—Gerling-and-Masuch.pdf

So, we use the potential of Gamification in routine and leisure activities as they recommend! Even more, we sorted out the lack of gaming experience because we are dated by 2040.

 

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