Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

I. Posch, G. Fitzpatrick:
"Steps in the FabLab: Experiences engaging children";
Talk: OzCHI 2012, Melbourne; 2012-11-26 - 2012-11-30; in: "Proceedings of OzCHI´12", ACM Press, NY, (2012), ISBN: 978-1-4503-1438-1; 497 - 500.

English abstract:
Fabrication Laboratories (FabLabs) all over the world aim
to provide widespread access to computer controlled
machines for personal fabrication. However while they
are enjoying increasing popularity worldwide, there is
little understanding of children's interactions with
technologies in FabLabs and how to support them. In this
paper, we reflect on our experiences running five out-ofschool
workshops in the Vienna FabLab over the period
of half a year with 50 children aged 10 to 14 years old.
We introduce the workshop activities and trace how
children´s assumptions developed throughout the
workshop towards the technologies. The insight gained
from this work is a valuable first step for future
developments engaging children with digital fabrication

Children, Digital Fabrication, FabLab, Technological Literacy

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