COLLABORATIVE TEAMWORK PROTOTYPING AND CREATIVITY IN DIGITAL FABRICATION DESIGN EDUCATION

Georgi V. Georgiev, Vijayakumar Nanjappan, Hernan Casakin, Sohail Soomro

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Abstract

Digital fabrication laboratories play a role as an educational environment in which different learning activities incorporate advanced technological developments. Digital fabrication design education often involves exploratory and scaffolded processes of materialising ideas into products. However, FabLabs poses multiple challenges for pedagogy and design learning. Based on a large-scale digital fabrication course in a higher education institution, we examine whether teamwork carried out in a digital fabrication environment improves creativity. Furthermore, we analyse if teamwork affects self-assessment of learning activities involving building tangible artefacts. Finally, we examine whether the type of produced prototype affects the team's overall performance. The results allow for digital fabrication design education recommendations, including interventions intended for improving the creativity of the outcomes, team performance, and learning of different digital fabrication issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)967-976
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Design Society
Volume3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event24th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2023 - Bordeaux, France
Duration: 24 Jul 202328 Jul 2023

Keywords

  • Creativity
  • Design education
  • Digital fabrication
  • Prototyping
  • Teamwork

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