A disciplinary model is proposed for design validation (DV), which contemplates validation as a process that uses quantitative and qualitative evidence to confirm that products, services, or other objects have enough interaction quality to create a valuable satisfaction level. Our model is based in the subject–object interaction event in order to analyse perceived value. We conceptualize quality as an emergent property from that interaction event, when there is a flowing process between personal meaning and value, projected on the object. This is an advantageous point of view to understand how much, why and in what way designed objects are invested with value, in order to carry out strategic decisions.
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Alvaro Sylleros earned his MA from The Ohio State University and is an industrial designer at Universidad de Chile. He is currently Associate Professor from the Design School at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His research interests include Strategic Design, addressing correlations between Interactions, Personal Identities and Design Validation to find conceptual models for Design Research, Interaction and Experience Design to be applied in products, services and innovation experiences.
Patricio de la Cuadra
Patricio de la Cuadra is a Fulbright scholar with a PhD in Computer Based Music Theory and Acoustics; MA in Music, Science and Technology, and MSc in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He is an accomplished musician with a Diplome d’Interpretation Superior in flute from the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. He is currently Associate Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile where he teaches musical acoustics and co-directs the Center for Research in Audio Technologies.
Rodrigo F. Cádiz
Rodrigo F. Cádiz is an Electrical Engineer and Music Composer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) and earned a PhD in computer music from Northwestern University. He is currently Associate Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where he co-directs the Center for Research in Audio Technologies. He is interested in digital signal processing, new interfaces for musical expression, computer music and complex systems.