Low-Fidelity Fabrication

Stefanie Mueller, Patrick Baudisch, Sangha Im, François Guimbretière, Dustin Beyer, Tobias Mohr, Serafima Gurevich, Alexander Teibrich, Lisa Pfistere, Kerstin Guenther, Johannes Frohnhofen, Hsiang-Ting Chen
2015 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI EA '15  
Low-fidelity fabrication systems speed up rapid prototyping by printing intermediate versions of a prototype as fast, low-fidelity previews. Only the final version is fabricated as a full high-fidelity 3D print. This allows designers to iterate more quickly-achieving a better design in less time. Depending on what is currently being tested, low-fidelity fabrication is implemented in different ways: (1) faBrickator allows for a modular approach by substituting sub-volumes of the 3D model with
more » ... lding blocks. (2) WirePrint allows for quickly testing the shape of an object, such as the ergonomic fit, by printing wireframe structures. (3) Platener preserves the technical function by substituting 3D print with laser-cut plates of the same size and thickness. At our CHI'15 interactivity booth, we give a combined live demo of all three low-fidelity fabrication systemsputting special focus on our new low-fidelity fabrication system Platener (paper at CHI'15).
doi:10.1145/2702613.2725429 dblp:conf/chi/MuellerBMGTPGFC15 fatcat:3l2o5e73l5emhb63hp5f2xxfje