Digifab Map

Digifab Map

A Knowledge map tracking fabrication sites in and around the twin cities – a fabrication manual
2008

Digifab Map is a guide to fabrication processes and facilities at the University of Minnesota and around the Twin Cities. The project is a “knowledge map”, an idea conceived by the University of Minnesota Design Institute and its director, Janet Abrams, as part of the Twin Cities Celebration 2003. The concept behind a knowledge map is to provide a spatially/geographically grounded record of information and ideas. This knowledge map is designed to explain some of the processes of digital fabrication, identify prime locations to engage equipment used in digital fabrication, and to provide examples of work produced using these techniques. Ms. Abrams enlisted MGMT Design (designers of the book An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore) to develop and direct the graphic design. HouMinn was engaged to provide content and to develop a matrix designed to aid in selecting the correct process for the correct job.

Awards/exhibits    
(2008) 365: AIGA Year in Design 29 – Award for Information Design
The AIGA Minnesota Design Show – 2008

Publications
Print Magazine

Disperse

Disperse

Cloak House

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