Fast track design at SIRVE

Fecha de Publicación: 04/06/2012

The team from SIRVE participated in a workshop with designer Constanza Miranda, which gave the members of our company the opportunity to experiment with design tools in order to analyze and improve organizational processes and interrelations.

“It is a growingly changing and complex scenario; design allows us to simplify and manage that complexity”, Constanza commented, at the beginning of the workshop where the members of the team from SIRVE tried to explain some work processes which have a relevant impact on the accomplishment of their objectives, through the use of diagrams, metaphors and drawings. What was interesting to watch was how professionals from the Structural Engineering Division, for example, valued the work and understood the pressure to which other divisions, like the Architecture and Technical Drawing Unit, for example, are submitted to; or how project engineers noticed the needs and requirements of the respective heads of divisions.

This extraordinary experience was part of a cycle of workshops, presentations and other activities that the board of directors of SIRVE has wanted to implement, as a way of contributing to the professional growth of the team that is part of this company (in April we received the visit of engineer and mountain climber, Rodrigo Jordán, who gave a presentation on building exceptional teams).

Constanza Miranda studied design at PUC, but has later led her career according to current times: a path that goes over and through the disciplinary borders of design, management, engineering and social innovation. She is currently a PhD candidate in Design Anthropology at North Carolina State University. After a year doing her field work in Engineering at Stanford University, she is currently finishing her thesis on the theme, “work in team innovation through the process of design”. She has been a professor at the School of Design at PUC, and a design instructor for the “Engineering Challenges” course, at the same institution. She has also been an instructor in the Design in Difference and Design for Social Innovation courses, at NC State University. She has acquired part of her expertise through her work in several companies, such as Cooper Consulting, in San Francisco; Braun-Kronberg and Continuum Milan. Nevertheless, her main interest is her Design for social innovation initiative.