The Human Integration into Sustainable 3D Printing Systems Part I: Methodological Setting and Human-System Integration Strategy

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1216)


This is the first of a two-parts study concerning the integration of human factors into sustainable and sustainable-oriented 3D printing systems. Nowadays, it is largely accepted the idea that the so-called ‘human factor’ plays an important role in the achievement and in the development of sustainable-oriented actions, since it is able to inspire the adoption of appropriate lifestyles and new ways of consumption. In the Design domain, the use of HCD approach can boost the compatibility between human activities and 3D printing systems’ performances, as well as the development of more ‘humanized’ production services and systems. Accordingly, this first part will present the methodological setting of the research and, later, the integration strategy used to develop the human integration into sustainable 3D printing systems.


Human integration Sustainable 3D Printing Human Centred Design Methodological approach Integration strategy 



Both authors have equally contributed to the study design and implementation, including material preparation, data collection and results development. In particular, Rossi wrote Abstract and Sect. 2; Di Nicolantonio wrote Sects. 1, 3, and 4.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lincoln School of DesignUniversity of LincolnLincolnUK
  2. 2.Department of ArchitectureUniversity of Chieti-PescaraPescaraItaly

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