Although widely questioned, traditional engineering programs teach students to identify, formulate, and solve problems. I am a professor and researcher of human-computer interaction (HCI) in the multimedia engineering undergraduate program at the Nueva Granada Military University (UMNG), Colombia. This program focuses on approaching problems with computational methods in combination with the arts and the humanities. In this mold, design works best if it anticipates a needed product or service and accurately predicts the experiences it enables for a defined segment of users. This understanding of design prioritizes results over processes. On the other hand, most of the domestic spaces…
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