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A study of the multi generational relationship with making through mediated designing in collaborative, digital environments: implications for learning and open access fabrication

Conference Proceeding
Vettese, S., Thompson, P., & Allan, D. (2017)
A study of the multi generational relationship with making through mediated designing in collaborative, digital environments: implications for learning and open access fabrication. In Cumulus Hong Kong 2016, Cumulus Working Papers, Open Design for E-very-thing. , (23-30
In this paper, the researchers will investigate different ways in which school age, 'generation net' children learn, through non-linear, mediated, collaborative ‘making’ envir...

3D-printing ‘Ocean plastic’–Fostering childrens’ engagement with sustainability

Journal Article
Vones, K., Allan, D., Lambert, I., & Vettese, S. (2018)
3D-printing ‘Ocean plastic’–Fostering childrens’ engagement with sustainability. Materials Today Communications, 16, 56-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2018.04.001
Ocean plastic pollution has been identified as one of the biggest environmental threats of our time. As large islands of plastic waste such as the Pacific Gyre amass through t...

A study of childrens' relationship with making and use of CAD in collaborative, physical and digital environments : implications for learning and open access fabrication

Journal Article
Vettese, S., Allan, D., & Thompson, P. (2018)
A study of childrens' relationship with making and use of CAD in collaborative, physical and digital environments : implications for learning and open access fabrication. Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, 23(3), 10-25
In this paper, the researchers will investigate different ways in which school age, 'generation net' children learn, through non-linear, mediated, collaborative ‘making’ envir...

The Acquisition of Design Skills: A Hybrid Practice in the Digital Age

Conference Proceeding
Allan, D. (2017)
The Acquisition of Design Skills: A Hybrid Practice in the Digital Age. In G. Pritchard, & N. Lambert (Eds.), Learn X Design London 2017 : the allure of the digital and beyond, (60-66
This paper will briefly discuss the debate between technological determinism and cultural materialism by reviewing relevant literature. Auto-ethnography will be used to explor...

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