Use of Digital Modeling and 3D Printing for the Inclusive Valorization of Cultural Heritage

  • Emilio RossiEmail author
  • Paola Barcarolo
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 793)


The Design discipline approaches the enhancement of Heritage using visual-centric methods, while end-users with visual disabilities are excluded from the visit all Cultural and Natural Sites. A new design framework, here presented, connects Digital Modeling and 3D Printing to helps Designers in the achievement of haptic communicative solutions for the valorization of Heritage. The framework is tested in some real Case Studies of Italian Cultural Heritage to prove the validity of research findings and to open new design perspectives.


Digital Modeling 3D Printing Design for social inclusion Enhancement of cultural heritage Design research 



This paper is based on the research results achieved by the second author during her PhD training. However the writing of this essay is the result of the work of both authors. ‘Abstract’, ‘The Values of Cultural and Natural Heritage’ and ‘Conclusions’ have been written by the first author, the remaining parts have been written by the second author.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Emilio Rossi Design ConsultingOrtonaItaly
  2. 2.Department of ArchitectureUniversity of Chieti-PescaraPescaraItaly
  3. 3.Polytechnic Department of Engineering and ArchitectureUniversity of UdineUdineItaly

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