Meanings in Digital Fabrication

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.

Georgiev Georgi V.

Publication type:
A4 Article in conference proceedings

Place of publication:
Proceedings of the FabLearn Europe 2019 Conference , 28-29 May, Oulu, Finland

Digital fabrication, FabLab, idea generation, meaning making, meaningful object, Prototyping


Full citation:
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:


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