Designing Enclosures for the Colombian Electrical and Electronics Industry in Response to Globalization

By Paola Sanchez and Natalia Bernal.

Published by The International Journal of Designed Objects

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Article: Print $US10.00
Published Online: July 13, 2015 $US5.00

To be competitive in a globalized context emerging economies such as Colombia must transform their productive structures and create products that offer more sophistication. Globalization reveals deficits in the formal aesthetics of products manufactured for the Colombian electric and electronics industry, specifically the enclosures, which result in low value differentiators and lower competitiveness. The research and technological development center of electrical, electronic and ICT industry (CIDEI), conscious of the electric and electronic industry’s needs in Colombia, launched a project to structure, consolidate and provide services related to the industry’s main economic activities. This article analyzes the economic and productive contexts of the electric and electronics industry in Colombia by emphasizing the characteristics and shortcomings of its enclosure designs. The article also details the conceptual approach and methodological fundamentals of the CIDEI project and its ultimate impact on enclosure design in Colombia.

Keywords: Design Process for Enclosures, Differentiation Value, Competitiveness, Product Design

The International Journal of Designed Objects, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp.11-19. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: July 13, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 781.719KB)).

Prof. Paola Sanchez

Project Management, The Technological Research and Development Centre of Electrical, Electronic, and ICT Industry, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Natalia Bernal

Project Management, The Technological Research and Development Centre of Electrical, Electronic, and ICT Industry, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia