Screenprinting and TEI

Supporting engagement with STEAM through DIY fabrication of smart materials

Anastasia Kuznetsov, Piyum Fernando, Emily Ritter, Cassandra Barrett, Jennifer Weiler, Marissa Rohr

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Abstract

This paper focuses on manual screenprinting as a DIY fabrication technique for embedding interactive behavior onto a rage of substrates such as paper, fabric, plastic, wood, or vinyl. We frame screenprinting as a process that operates at the intersection of art, technology, and material science and iteratively examine its potential in two STEAM contexts. We conducted youth and adult workshops whereby participants worked with our low-cost thermochromic, UV-sensitive, and conductive screenprinting inks to develop a range of concepts and final projects. Our findings highlight several unique features of screenprinting: it affords a low barrier to entry for smart material fabrication, supports a collaborative maker practice, and scaffolds creative engagement with STEAM concepts. By being widely-accessible and substrate-agnostic, screenprinting presents exciting opportunities for TEI: DIY fabrication of smart materials in domains such as fine arts, information visualization, and slow technology; and bridging diverse disciplines through STEAM screenprinting initiatives at youth and adult levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTEI 2018 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages211-220
Number of pages10
Volume2018-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781450355681
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 18 2018
Event12th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2018 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: Mar 18 2018Mar 21 2018

Other

Other12th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2018
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period3/18/183/21/18

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Intelligent materials
Fabrication
Substrates
Materials science
Ink
Scaffolds
Wood
Visualization
Plastics
Costs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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Kuznetsov, A., Fernando, P., Ritter, E., Barrett, C., Weiler, J., & Rohr, M. (2018). Screenprinting and TEI: Supporting engagement with STEAM through DIY fabrication of smart materials. In TEI 2018 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (Vol. 2018-January, pp. 211-220). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3173225.3173253

Screenprinting and TEI : Supporting engagement with STEAM through DIY fabrication of smart materials. / Kuznetsov, Anastasia; Fernando, Piyum; Ritter, Emily; Barrett, Cassandra; Weiler, Jennifer; Rohr, Marissa.

TEI 2018 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. Vol. 2018-January Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2018. p. 211-220.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kuznetsov, A, Fernando, P, Ritter, E, Barrett, C, Weiler, J & Rohr, M 2018, Screenprinting and TEI: Supporting engagement with STEAM through DIY fabrication of smart materials. in TEI 2018 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. vol. 2018-January, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 211-220, 12th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2018, Stockholm, Sweden, 3/18/18. https://doi.org/10.1145/3173225.3173253
Kuznetsov A, Fernando P, Ritter E, Barrett C, Weiler J, Rohr M. Screenprinting and TEI: Supporting engagement with STEAM through DIY fabrication of smart materials. In TEI 2018 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. Vol. 2018-January. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2018. p. 211-220 https://doi.org/10.1145/3173225.3173253
Kuznetsov, Anastasia ; Fernando, Piyum ; Ritter, Emily ; Barrett, Cassandra ; Weiler, Jennifer ; Rohr, Marissa. / Screenprinting and TEI : Supporting engagement with STEAM through DIY fabrication of smart materials. TEI 2018 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. Vol. 2018-January Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2018. pp. 211-220
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