Rapid prototyping, Product design, Three-dimensional printing, Design education, and Design research
Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) is a growing field of enquiry. Over the past few years, the scientific community has begun to explore this topic to provide a basis for supporting professional design practice. However, current knowledge is still largely fragmented, difficult to access and inconsistent in language and presentation. This paper seeks to collate and organise this dispersed but growing body of knowledge, using a single and coherent conceptual framework. The framework is based on a generic design process model and consists of five parts: Conceptual design, Embodiment design, Detail design and Process planning and Process selection. 81 articles on DfAM are mapped onto the framework to provide, for the first time, a clear summary of the state of the art across the whole design process. Nine directions for the future of DfAM research are then proposed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
College building design & construction, Design education, Classrooms, School buildings, College facilities, Design, Architecture, and College buildings
The article discusses the building that houses the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University. Several accompanying photographs illustrate some of the structure's characteristic features including an entrance that resembles a garage door, the juxtaposition of the physical and digital prototyping laboratories, the primary class area with reconfigurable walls, a room where the walls and floors can serve as whiteboards, and tables designed to be functional yet somewhat uncomfortable as a means of encouraging students to adapt.
Conferences & conventions, Information technology, Architecture & technology, Design education, and Educational technology
The article discusses the highlights of the Design Information Technology Summit held by the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the University of Virginia School of Architecture from February 29-March 1, 2008 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This event was reportedly organized to share the experiences of executive information technology (IT) staff and professors who integrate emerging digital media into their teaching. Topics addressed include the approaches used by Ivy League schools and state schools to their rapid prototyping model shops.