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Pages: 7748-7755
Publication year: 2019
ISBN: 978-84-09-14755-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2019.1839

Conference name: 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 11-13 November, 2019
Location: Seville, Spain

DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING WORKSHOP USING THE DESIGN THINKING METHODOLOGY

M. Garcia-Broch1, J. Gual Ortí2

1EASD Valencia Escola d´Art i Superior de Disseny (SPAIN)
2Universitat Jaume I (SPAIN)
A workshop was arranged, which took place on October 18 and 19, 2018, in the BUC building in Vila-real, attended by about a hundred students who had been displaced from the EASD in Valencia. The objective was to create an artistic creation for the municipality of Vila-real. The students stayed in the city for one night, which was part of the customer's analysis phase. The ultimate goal was not to get an idea, it was important to build it. The students were able to follow the manufacturing process. This was done in the following months, as the manufacture required its time.

Introduction:
The workshop began with a conference on parametrism, whith examples of designs based on fractals and forms of nature. Some history of the city was explained to the students. After the briefing was presented to the students, they had to devise an installation of ephemeral architecture, to enhance some point of the environment of the Buc. In addition, the installation had to be designed to be made of a material from a local company: the solid surface called Krion, which had also offered to collaborate. They had two days ahead, a short time, but it turned out to be very fruitful. They worked in groups. They even had a 3D printer, to make prototypes. The next day, the ideas were publicly displayed, with slides and with the working models or prototypes of each of the proposals that were made by groups. The winning proposal was chosen on October 29.

Methodologies:
There we used the Design Thinking methodology. The five steps of this process are: empathize, define, ideate, prototipate, and evaluate. The chosen idea to be builded, had used the natural forms of the flowers of the orange blossom, as a reference for the design, for the inspiration of the conference. This proposal was also linked to local citrus crops, and to the metaphor of the city's ability to flourish after several crises, as the students had understood after imbuing themselves with the history of the city. All this is necessary, if you have gone through the "empathize" and "define" phases of the process. They made brainstormings, to collect a lot of fresh ideas to start. This is the third step of the process. The students even had a 3D printer, to make prototypes, this is the fourth step.
The students had the opportunity to publicly explain their proposals, in front of the representatives of the town hall and also in front of the people of Krion, in order to receive feedback from them. This is the fifth step of the process.

Results:
Having the opportunity to complete each and every one of the Design Thinking phases. The last one, the evaluation by the real client, is the most difficult to complete for a student. Put the world of manufacturing in contact with the world of students.
CONCLUSIONS: The students followed closely the process of manufacturing the orange blossom flowers. As the Bauhaus manifesto said, the ultimate goal of all artistic activity is construction. A hundred years after the founding of this visionary school, we continue thinking the same thing.

Acknowledgements:
I thank Jaume Gual Ortí, for encouraging me to publish the results of this work.

References:
[1] EASD Valencia (2019). Vila-real premia a la EASD València. Retrieved from http://www.easdvalencia.com/vila-real-premia-a-la-easd-valencia/
[2] Ayuntamiento de Vila-real (2019). L'EASD de València identifica la BUC amb referències a ceràmica i taronja [Vídeo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/jHjUcqF0Eeg
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M. Garcia-Broch, J. Gual Ortí (2019) DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING WORKSHOP USING THE DESIGN THINKING METHODOLOGY, ICERI2019 Proceedings, pp. 7748-7755.
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