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Georgi V. Georgiev. 2019. Meanings in Digital Fabrication. In Proceedings of the FabLearn Europe 2019 Conference (FabLearn Europe '19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 18, 1–3. DOI:

Meanings in digital fabrication

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Author: Georgiev, Georgi V.1
Organizations: 1Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-11-06


The aim of this study is to investigate the drivers of physical realization of meaningful objects, in particular, how these drivers can contribute to prototyping of products. An intensive digital fabrication workshop, a part of a summer school, is used as a case study. We discuss the results of the workshop in terms of the background of the participants and their motivation in the perspective of the rationale of their prototypes. We identify how the background and motivation of teams of the participants influenced the meaning making in digitally fabricated prototypes.

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ISBN Print: 978-1-4503-6266-5
Pages: 1 - 3
Article number: 18
DOI: 10.1145/3335055.3335073
Host publication: Proceedings of the FabLearn Europe 2019 Conference, 28-29 May, Oulu, Finland
Conference: FabLearn Europe Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
222 Other engineering and technologies
520 Other social sciences
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