Artur Tchoukanov, an UID alumnus who graduated from the Masters programme of Advanced Product Design in 2011, had his degree project Origo, a proposal for a simple, low cost and low barrier 3D printer, suitable for the needs of children, published in the DEVELOP3D magazines November issue (pages 24-27).
Starting with the question: “What is a first home 3D printer?”, Artur used various methods for user observations and interviews to understand and grasp the level of user interaction of both current extreme users and the required features for future first-time users like children and their parents. These insights were then tested through mock-ups and Mid-Fi prototypes of the electronics and hardware required to facilitate the use of reusable, eco-friendly printing materials.
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