Social dimension in prosthesis design


  • Virginia Karina Rosas Burgos

Palabras clave:

Industrial design, participatory design, social design, design methodologie, prosthetics


In Mexico, based on the Population and Housing Census
2020, approximately 2.5% have a motor disability, which
places this population in social and labor exclusion
conditions and, consequently, vulnerability. Therefore, the
purpose of this work is to document the teaching experience
in the design of a low-cost prosthesis developed in the
Industrial Design career of the Faculty of Engineering
Sciences and Technology (FCITEC) of the Autonomous
University of Baja California (UABC) through the courses
of Design VII, Design Methodology V, Materials and
Processes V; establishing as an objective to analyze the
teaching-learning process of prosthesis: research, methods,
techniques, technologies, materials, and products generated;
for which it will be necessary to identify, categorize and
examine the data collected for two and a half years. The
methodological research design is defined at the ontological
level as qualitative; at the phenomenological level as an
inductive study, we have resorted to hermeneutic
phenomenology focused on teaching-learning and, as a
technique, the comparative case study. As a final result of
the project, a SWOT analysis is presented to guide moving
towards a preferable future scenario in prostheses'
development in the local area.





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