DS 88: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE17), Building Community: Design Education for a Sustainable Future, Oslo, Norway, 7 & 8 September 2017

Year: 2017
Editor: Berg, Arild; Bohemia, Erik; Buck, Lyndon; Gulden, Tore; Kovacevic, Ahmed; Pavel, Nenad
Author: Güler, Evin; Mirtaheri, Peyman; Andersson, Anders-Petter; Gjřvaag, Terje
Series: E&PDE
Institution: 1: Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway; 2: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Section: Ethics and Social Issues in Design Education
Page(s): 607-612
ISBN: 978-1-904670-84-1


In this paper, we review the existing state of current Norwegian university makerspaces, and what is unique and common to all of them. The participating makerspaces will help discover the impacts they have on education, research, society and innovation rates, as well as the best practices. The paper will highlight experiences from Makeriet, a pilot makerspace at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) at the faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD), a highly multidisciplinary faculty, that encapsulated technology, art and design disciplines.

Keywords: Makerspace, Open Laboratory, Collaboration, Problem-Based Learning, Creativity


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