Congresos de la Universitat Politècnica de València, Systems & Design: Beyond Processes and Thinking

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Design of information systems as an aid to migrants
Patricia Hernández Navarro

Última modificación: 17-07-2016


Starting from the official announcement called by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Universidad Iberoamericana’s Program on Migration for the 1st Contest “Let us help those who aid migrants”, students of the degree course on Graphic Design and an interdisciplinary group of teachers developed a “visual communication system to promote hygiene and health in hostels lodging migrants in transit.”[1]


Through the use of a dialectical – reflexive methodology[2] it was possible to implement the reasonable development of a common language for the different disciplines intervening in the design process, taking into account the relationship between sign and images’ comprehension by users.


This paper intends to show, by way of the study of a case, the importance of the design processes and of the use of new social tools, such as Ethnography, opening new perspectives in the analysis, perception, interaction and conception of better designs.

[1] [Consulta: 10 de junio de 2013]  [sin autoría reconocida]

[2] Dietz, G. (2011). “Hacia una Etnografía doblemente reflexiva: una propuesta desde la Antropología de la interculturalidad”. Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana. Vol. 8 No. 1 Enero-abril, Pág.3-26.




Palabras clave

Systems design, visual communication, social, migrant.

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