Experiencias y lecciones aprendidas con el uso de metodologías de Design Thinking en cursos universitarios en el Ecuador

Published in: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Communities: Proceedings of the 17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Date of Conference: July 24-26, 2019
Location of Conference: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Authors: Miguel Quilambaqui (Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, EC)
Daniel Contreras (Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, EC)
Glenda Sanchez (Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, EC)
Nadia Cárdenas (Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, EC)
(Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral)
Full Paper: #431


Abstract– Ecuador is one of the countries, with an innovation index well below other nations in the region. There are many factors that influence this problem, one of them being the little capacity to generate new scientific knowledge that helps in the solution of problems in all productive processes or services. Universities are the pillars for the promotion and practice of innovation and creativity, through educational processes of teaching and learning. This research gathers the university experiences and achievements obtained in the learning, reached by the students and professors, who addressed the REDIMA study case and that constituted an opportunity to apply the Design Thinking methodology and that led us to devise and design solutions innovative to the problems raised.