Co-creation Workshop Oriented to the Autonomous Elderlies in Chile: Unveiling the Experience of the Participants

  • Juan Carlos Briede-WestermeyerEmail author
  • Cristhian Pérez-Villalobos
  • Javiera Ortega-Bastidas
  • Isabel Leal-Figueroa
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 876)


A Co-creation workshop was held with the participation of elderly adults, pre-elderly adults, professionals from the industrial design area, entrepreneurs and health professionals, in which a descriptive-comparative observational methodology was assessed. The results show a diversity of defining words mentioned by the participants. A semantic weight is presented for each section of the instrument, related to the words which were used most often by the subjects participating in the study. The weight of the semantic networks of each section observed, allow us to have essential feedback about the experience in a co-creative process. This becomes extremely relevant, when subjects who the design of a product is aimed at, participate. This allows being even more contextualized and gathers the real needs of a given social group.


Co-creation Product design Human-Centered design Generative research Elderly Semantic networks 



This work was supported by the CONICYT FONDECYT 1171037 project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Carlos Briede-Westermeyer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cristhian Pérez-Villalobos
    • 2
  • Javiera Ortega-Bastidas
    • 2
  • Isabel Leal-Figueroa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Art and Design TechnologiesUniversidad del Bío-BíoConcepciónChile
  2. 2.Department of Medical EducationUniversidad de ConcepciónConcepciónChile

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