First steps in the FabLab: experiences engaging children

@inproceedings{Posch2012FirstSI,
  title={First steps in the FabLab: experiences engaging children},
  author={Irene Posch and Geraldine Fitzpatrick},
  booktitle={OZCHI},
  year={2012}
}
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-of-school workshops in the Vienna FabLab over the period of half a year with 50 children aged 10 to 14 years old. We… CONTINUE READING

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