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This one-day workshop aims to consider the opportunities for HCI at the intersection of maker culture and professional, industrial manufacturing. In particular, we are interested in exploring how the concept of open design could help to support productive interactions between professional manufacturers and non-professional makers.

The workshop aims to build on momentum established by previous related workshops (including one at CHI2016) and aims to respond critically to several industry and government reports published in 2015-2016 on the ‘maker movement’ see ‘Reports’.

Informal enquiries can be sent to hello@openmakingworkshop.org

Important Dates:

Deadline for submissions: Friday 10th February 2017

Extended deadline for submissions: Monday 27th March 2017

Notifications of acceptance: Friday 24th February 2017/ (extended deadline) Tuesday 28th March

Workshop date: Saturday 6th May 2017