Fablabs, makerspaces, and design spaces

Stanko Škec, Ali Gürcan Özkil, Chris McMahon

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Design activities may be highly influenced by the environments in which they take place, and by the equipment provided in those environments, where the spaces may be both physical and virtual. The space can be influential because it provides the right ambience, or it facilitates experimentation, communication, and shared-working. It may be important in the ideas it stimulates or because it provides a location for reflection and contemplation. This special issue of AI EDAM is devoted to papers on design workspaces and their role as drivers for creative and innovative behavior and outputs. Fablabs, makerspaces, and other design workspaces have been of particular interest for many years in design education, and their value is seen as increasingly important in industrial and research contexts.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArtificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)298-299
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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