Perspectives on Digital Fabrication and Making in Special Education
Conference poster, 2016

In this paper we will focus on different perspectives on digital fabrication and making in special education. Firstly, we will bring up observations from field studies in a special education school. The observations concern the implications of different teaching styles based on whether the teacher is trained in design thinking or not. Secondly, further perspectives concern knowledge sharing among teachers in special education, and more specifically how to index a digital archive of digital fabrication teaching resources for special education. The paper will shortly introduce two of the projects where our perspectives stems from, and further discuss the perspectives. It is the hope of the authors that the perspectives will enrich the discussion on digital fabrication and making in special education.


Digital fabrication

special education

special needs

design thinking


Eva Eriksson

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers)

Peter Börjesson

University of Gothenburg

Carl Heath

Wolmet Barendregt

University of Gothenburg

Olof Torgersson

University of Gothenburg

Peter Ljungstrand


Niels Swinkels

FabLearn Europe 2016

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science

Human Computer Interaction


Basic sciences

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work

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