Integrating human-centred design approach into Sustainable-Oriented 3D Printing Systems

Emilio Rossi, Massimo Di Nicolantonio
2020 Human-Intelligent Systems Integration  
Modern 3D printing systems have become pervasive and widely used both in professional and in informal contexts, including sustainable-oriented ones. However, the risk to create very effective but non-sustainable solutions is very high since 3D printing systems could potentially increase the environmental emergencies and the unsustainable growth. In the transition process toward sustainable ways of production and consumption, the so-called human factor still plays an important role in the
more » ... ment of sustainable-oriented actions; it drives the adoption of proper lifestyles that directly and indirectly influence the ways through which such technologies are used. Therefore, future Sustainable 3D Printing Systems should integrate the humans in the systems' development. This study presents two important results: (a) it presents a set of interdisciplinary 'Sustainable 3D Printing Systems', which compose a promising sustainable-oriented scenario useful to support the transition processes toward sustainable designs and productions, and (b) it proposes a new strategy for the integration of human-centred aspects into Sustainable 3D Printing Systems, by combining insights from human-centred design approach.
doi:10.1007/s42454-020-00009-9 fatcat:qmx3frjz7fbybo5fp4uhrpfoey