Iván Sánchez Milara, Georgi V. Georgiev, Jukka Riekki, Jani Ylioja & Mikko Pyykkönen (2017) Human and Technological Dimensions of Making in FabLab, The Design Journal, 20:sup1, S1080-S1092, DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1353052
Human and technological dimensions of making in FabLab
|Author:||Sánchez Milara, Iván1; Georgiev, Georgi V.1; Riekki, Jukka1;|
1Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201709078525
|Publish Date:|| 2017-09-07
In this research, we studied the human dimensions of experience and knowledge, confidence, motivation, and fun with regard to four technological dimensions referring to a FabLab environment: 2D and 3D design, tools and machines, prototyping with electronics, and programming. An intensive, two-week training period for high school students in digital fabrication and design was utilized as a testbed to evaluate how the participants modified their perception of the four human dimensions during the training. We identified that prototyping with electronics and programming were the most significant obstacles. In addition, the perception of acquired knowledge and confidence had increased considerably after training except for the programming domain. FabLab trainers can utilize the trainees’ perceptions on different dimensions to emphasize the specific design aspects of the activity in order to achieve the training goals. We also expect that a detailed description of the experiment setup can be useful to other researchers and practitioners while organizing activities at FabLab.
Design journal. An international journal for all aspects of design
|Pages:||S1080 - S1092|
Design for Next : Proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design Conference, Sapienza University of Rome, 12-14 April 2017
|Host publication editor:||
Di Lucchio, Loredana
European Academy of Design Conference
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
113 Computer and information sciences
This work is partially funded by University of Oulu ITEE’s strategic actions.
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