IxD&A #30, Special issue: On Making

Month: March 2016


Table of content

Patrizia Marti, Joep Frens, Bart Hengeveld, Pierre Levy. Preface, pp. 3-14. (download)

Raúl Tabarés-Gutiérrez. Approaching maker’s phenomenon, pp. 19-29. (abstract)

Julian Stubbe. Material Practice as a Form of Critique, pp. 30-46. (abstract)

Katrien Dreessen, Selina Schepers, Danny Leen. From Hacking Things to Making Things. Rethinking making by supporting non-expert users in a FabLab, pp. 47-64. (abstract)

Yana Boeva and Ellen Foster. Making: On Being and Becoming Expert, pp. 65-74. (abstract)

Patricia Wolf, Peter Troxler. Community-based business models: Insights from an emerging maker economy, pp. 75-94. (abstract)

Antonio Rizzo, Giovanni Burresi, Francesco Montefoschi, Maurizio Caporali, Roberto Giorgi. Making IoT with UDOO, pp. 95-112. (abstract)

Ask people about the great breakthroughs in human life and you will hear answers such as “when man made fire” or “the invention of the wheel” or “electricity”. All moments where humankind gained more control over their world through something “man-made”.

Man is a maker. But even though the act of making in itself seems to be a stable, integral part of our being, how we make is far from stable. Moreover, with every new innovation new forms of making have opened up. We base this on the notion that ‘making’ and ‘thinking’ are thoroughly intertwined: our tools for making also shape our thoughts about making; we think through our tools and material.