Special Issue on Fablabs, Makerspaces and Design Spaces

AIEDAM Special Issue, Volume 34, Number 3, Spring 2020

Guest Editors: Chris McMahon, Ali Gürcan Özkil, Stanko Škec

This special issue of AI EDAM will be devoted to papers concerned with design workspaces, and by their role as drivers for creative and innovative behaviour and outputs. Design activities may be highly influenced by the environments in which they take place, and by the equipment provided in those environments, where the spaces may be both physical and virtual. The space can be influential because it provides the right ambiance, or it facilitates, experimentation, communication and shared working. It may be important in the ideas it stimulates or because it provides a location for reflection and contemplation. The topic has been of particular interest for many years in design education, but increasingly it is seen as important in industrial and research contexts. This special issue seeks original research studies of design workspaces in operation, and of the design of experimental spaces and facilities. Topics that will be welcomed include but are not limited to:

  • Physical and virtual spaces
  • The role of workspace in design
  • Materials and arrangement of spaces
  • Environments for work and play
  • Characterisation and elements of creative spaces
  • Makerspaces and hackerspaces
  • Fixperts
  • Hackathons, design challenges
  • 24 hours of innovation
  • Living labs
  • Fablabs
  • Studio design
  • Computer-supported collaborative working
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Distributed virtuality
  • Experimental approaches to the study of spaces

All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by at least three reviewers. The selection for publication would be made on the basis of these reviews.

Information about the format and style required for AIEDAM papers, as well as about submission, can be found at: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ai-edam/information/instructions-contributors

Note that all queries and information about submissions for special issues should be addressed to the Guest Editors, and not to the Editor in Chief. Please submit your paper through the ScholarOne system online at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aie You need to create a user account first if you are a new user. During your submission process, pay attention to the following two steps:

  • On Step 1 (Type, title & abstract): Select "Yes" for the "Special Issue" question.
  • On Step 5 (Details & comments): Select "Fablabs, Makerspaces and Design Spaces - Vol.34/3" for "Special Issue Name".
Important dates:
Intend to submit (Title & Abstract):As soon as possible
Submission deadline for full papers:30 August 2019
Reviews due:1 October 2019
Notification & reviews due to authors:30 November 2019
Revised version submission deadline:30 January 2019
Second round of reviews due:15 April 2020
Final version due:15 May 2020
Issue Appears:July 2020
Guest editors:
Professor Chris McMahonAssociate Professor Ali Gürcan ÖzkilAssistant Professor Stanko Škec
Department of Mechanical EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical EngineeringFaculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
Technical University of DenmarkTechnical University of DenmarkUniversity of Zagreb
Email: <chmcm@mek.dtu.dk>Email:<alio@mek.dtu.dk>Email: <stanko.skec@fsb.hr>