New fabrication technologies, such as laser cutting, help democratise the creation and production of objects by anyone at a very low cost. However as simple as this technology is, it is important to understand its potential and limitations during the ideation phase.
This workshop introduces how to think about objects through experimentation with paper with the focus on assemblies and material effects. At the end, the participant will have a produce a prototype of a paper-based lampshade that could be developed further with laser cutting technology.
Course content covers:
Design Thinking for prototyping
Assemblies for laser cutting technology
Material and light effects
> Basic understanding of laser cutting technologies.
About the presenters
François Leblanc is an expert on digital fabrication technologies and is currently conducting a PhD at McGill University. He taught in Montréal and Lyon (France) how to integrate digital fabrication technologies in design and architecture, with the focus on the potential of 3D printing. He is a founder of the Collectif Chassi, a multidisciplinary group that promote new urban and architectural experiences through experimental technologies.
With a background in multimedia and a BFA in Design from Concordia University, Rachel has worked on a variety of projects over the years from website design to 3D objects and products. Her interests revolve around sustainable design practices and harmonious interactions.