Simulation as a pedagogical strategy in product design

Johana Ruíz Hoyos, Gustavo Sevilla

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Although there are several implementations and ways of carrying out a simulation, this text will emphasize on the usage of this tool within the product design and development environment. While this topic is generally performed in the testing phases, it’s important to encourage simulations in order to fully assimilate design issues and the features of the User -Object -Context system since the early stages of development. All this process is done to avoid errors in the way a designer interprets the information found in literature as inputs or design guideline [1-6]. Based on this approach, the Ergonomics Research Line of the Industrial Design Faculty of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, propose the development of the research Project, whose general objective is to develop a system of elements that allow the designer to simulate functional states of users with particular physical characteristics. in this case the user of the elderly was approached as the theme of the project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Ergonomics in Design - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Ergonomics in Design, 2017
EditorsFrancisco Rebelo, Marcelo Soares
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319605814
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventAHFE 2017 International Conference on Ergonomics in Design, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 201721 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


ConferenceAHFE 2017 International Conference on Ergonomics in Design, 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles

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  • Elderly people
  • Industrial design
  • Pedagogical tools
  • Product design
  • Product design specification
  • Simulation
  • Simulation suit
  • Teaching design


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