Building bridges from science to practice:
Augmenting Digital Manufacturing from a Human-Centered Design Perspective
Computational design and robotic labor are ever too often perceived as completely autonomous processes, whereas we believe the engagement of people is key in improving society. The human-in-the-loop during design, manufacturing, and use will be the main focus in this lab, co-founded by MX3D, the Amsterdam Institute of Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) and TU Delft. Located on the MX3D premises in Amsterdam, the aim of the 3D Building Fieldlab is to accumulate and experiment with digital fabrication and robotics for the built environment, with a particular focus on human centered design. To face this, we also need to address key challenges on robotics, 3D modeling, and metallurgic engineering.
This research is framed in a novel interdisciplinary format in which designers, engineers, and scientists jointly develop & test solutions. As such, the 3D Building Fieldlab is indeed bridging scientific knowledge with the ambitious challenges that are expressed by MX3D. We will host student groups, ranging from academic institutes to vocational training. A permanent Embedded Scientist will focus on the academic agenda in line with the production process of MX3D. The FieldLab’s Principal Investigator will make an effort to include innovative science of relevant research disciplines.