Ducha Móvil/ Baño

January 16, 2009 at 9:39 pm 2 comments

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Ducha Móvil
Gonzalo Castro

Después de un acucioso estudio en terreno e involu¬crándose con las personas de campamentos y villas, el alumno se da cuenta de que un amplio porcentaje no ha adquirido un calefón. Las casas vienen con un baño digno, pero deben adquirir el sistema de calentamiento del agua por su cuenta. Son varias las razones que los llevan a no hacerlo: otras priorida¬des de compra, ahorro en un gasto fijo nuevo, falta de dinero para solventar la compra de uno, etc. Es por esta razón que incurren en el “lavado por par¬tes”: calientan agua, la transportan en un recipiente hacia el sector de ducha, la mezclan con agua fría y se mojan con un recipiente más pequeño. Esto les causa problemas posturales, cansancio y no les permite disfrutar del ducharse. Gonzalo crea una “ducha móvil” de silicona. Su forma le permite ser llenada por vaciado y ser manipulada con facilidad. La ubicación de los orificios en la base logra que el agua salga dando la sensación similar al de una ducha normal. El costo rodea los 300 pesos chilenos.

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  • 1. LOLY  |  June 2, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    MUY BUENO GONZALO TE FELICITO, ESTA MUY PRACTICO TU INVENTO, UN SALUDO BOLIVARIANO, LOLY

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  • […] In my experience as a professor and researcher,  I’ve realized that people “like” to play. Engaging research as a designer has a good side and a bad one. The good side: designers are skilled to “create” tangible and visual ways of researching that can be great to communicate with individuals. We can “make it”. The bad thing is that the discipline lacks, at the moment, some kind of rigor in research. And this is, because as I frequently indicate, design is shifting from a craft to a discipline [Poggenpohl & Sato, 2009]. So it is not just how you apply the techniques and tools, we should think about how we “make sense” of the information we are looking at. And in this we need to work to be comparable to other sciences. So not willing to make an assertion that “these tools I’m about to show are rigorous enough”, I present some tools for participation [I wouldn’t say full collaboration, as they were made in rapid applied research cycles] in visual ways. My students have been really creative in engaging these approaches. Figure 2: Diverse student’s approaches [Piwonka, Puyalto, Prieto, Castro] […]

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Constanza Miranda PhD(c) design.anthro
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* Ex.Instructor @ PUC Chile [Design+Engineering]
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