Melchor Garcia

Melchor Garcia
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria | ULPGC · Department of Cartography and Graphic Expression in Engineering

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Engineers are required to have good levels of spatial skills in order to operate in a professional environment. Consequently, we may state that spatial skills are a professional skill which engineers must acquire. In this work, a methodology based on 3D virtual technologies and tools have been implemented in terms of the curriculum of the subject o...
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García-Domínguez, Melchor; Sanjuán-Hernanpérez, Alejandra; Roca-González, Cristina; Romero-Mayoral, Jesús, Martín-Gutiérrez,Jorge. Improving the Teaching-Learning Process of Graphic Engineering Students Through Strengthening of their Spatial Skills. Publishing:Tempus Publications,Vol. 31(3), pp. 814-828, 2015.
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Knowledge is generated faster than our ability to absorb it. Therefore, what is important is to establish what we know today and what we will be able to instruct in accordance what the necessities then for what awaits us tomorrow. In this article are analysed the models on line that are now in use to adapt them to the necessities of the students. W...
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This work present the results obtained from a experience performed with freshmen students of the Industrial Engineering degree at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University aiming for improvement of their spatial abilities. The work linked to spatial abilities show a great lack of uniformity according to the adopted terminology as a consequence of diffe...
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The introduction in the market of portable devices with digital cameras with enough resolution makes rethink to photogrammetric people use them to obtain a 3D model with acceptable precision for technical jobs. If we add that the practice most students have this kind of device makes photogrammetry can be available at any time by the rise in no time...
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One of the skills that all engineering professional must develop very extensively during their formation is the mental management of the three dimensional reality in which they develop their professional actions. This competence is called spatial skill, a cognitive skill which can be improved with proper training. We have developed a series of lear...
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In this work we present the results obtained from an experience performed with freshmen students of the Industrial Engineering degree at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University aiming for improvement of their spatial abilities. The work linked to spatial abilities show a great lack of uniformity according to the adopted terminology as a consequence o...
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Most papers about spatial skills and their components refer to the fact that engineering, architectural and scientific jobs require a good level of spatial ability. Spatial ability has an impact on every scientific and technical field, so it's still undergoing strong development when it comes to engineering, technology, art and many other aspects o...
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In the actual curriculums of engineering degrees in the framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), the spatial vision skill is considered as a competence that should be developed by students. The teachers of Graphic Design are struggling to achieve that students develop those tasks which require spatial visualization and reasoning abil...
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This paper presents the results of a study designed to evaluate the effect of attending an intensive remedial course based on desktop augmented reality exercises to improve the spatial ability of freshman engineering students. Many of these students have problems in managing visual information or in creating mental models of objects represented by...
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This paper reports about the research based on the comparison of tests about the spatial skill of engineering students from two Spanish universities before and after the performance of specific training for improving several abilities based on tasks with 3D objects visualized through augmented reality technology. The training was completed at home...
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La enseñanza de la Expresión Gráfica en las carreras técnicas ha evolucionado en los últimos años. La llegada de las nuevas tecnologías ha sido fundamental en esta evolución y está condicionando el proceso de enseñanza y aprendizaje de esta materia. En este artículo se presenta una nueva herramienta basada en web diseñada para servir de apoyo a la...
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The teaching of Graphic Expression in the technical programs of universities has improved last years. The arrival of new technologies have helped in this evolution, and as a result, it is crucial to understand the teaching and learning of this subject. In this communication, we present a novel web-based application that is usefull to help both teac...
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Resumen Este trabajo ilustra los resultados conseguidos tras una década y media de dirección de proyectos en el ámbito del Diseño Industrial en el ámbito de la Expresión Gráfica en la Ingeniería de la Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Los profesores que suscriben este artículo, y también los estudiantes implicados en estos proyectos, hacem...
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Resumen En este artículo ofrecemos una revisión y recorrido de los aspectos más importantes de la disciplina de la Expresión Gráfica, en su papel como herramienta clave del Diseño de la Ingeniería, en los últimos 30 años. Es una visión que surge de la experiencia de un grupo de profesores de universidad del área de Expresión Gráfica en la Ingenierí...

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