Playful, collaborative approaches to 3D modeling and 3D printing

Thomas von Rekowski1, Alexander Boden2, Oliver Stickel1, Dominik Hornung1, Gunnar Stevens1

 

Universität Siegen1, Fraunhofer FIT St. Augustin2

 

Abstract

Cheaper and more prevalent 3D printing technology offers new and emerging opportunities for non-experts to make and produce their very own physical items and products. However, most 3D modeling software is still geared towards experts and not as inclusive as the printing technology itself. At the same time, tools are usually limited in their possibilities for collaboration. Against this backdrop, we are conducting qualitative studies with children in Germany and Palestine on practices of co-constructive 3D modeling in virtual ...

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